2nd of February, 1972

The 2nd of February, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. Day 33 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

48 years, 0 months and 18 days have passed since the 2nd of February, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of February, 1972:

  • The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of February, 1972:

  • United States: American Pie - Don McLean
  • United Kingdom: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - New Seekers

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 2nd of February, 1972.

  • 1972 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1972 were dominated by Don McLean, Roberta Flack, Gilbert O'Sullivan, America, Joe Tex, Looking Glass and Al Green.

  • Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, were both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1972. Nixon and Kissinger had made history by travelling to China to "open up a dialogue."

  • 1972 in movies.

    Movies released in 1972 included The Godfather, The Poseidon Adventure, "What's Up, Doc?", Behind the Green Door, Deliverance, Super Fly, Cabaret, The Getaway, Fritz the Cat, The Legend of Boggy Creek, Jeremiah Johnson, Blacula and Silent Running.

  • Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

    "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack would go on to win a Grammy for 1972's Song of the Year.

  • The Godfather

    "The Godfather" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 0 months and 18 days have passed since the 2nd of February, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1972.
  • Leap Year: 1972 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of February, 1972, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 65836800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of February, 1972:

  • 4th of January, 1972: The first scientific hand-held calculator is released.
  • 7th of January, 1972: 104 people are killed when Iberia Airlines Flight 602 crashes into the island of Ibiza.
  • 16th of January, 1972: Super Bowl VI: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • 24th of January, 1972: Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered after having spent 28 years living in a jungle in Guam.
  • 26th of January, 1972: Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survives a 10,160 meter fall after a bomb explodes on JAT Flight 367.
  • 27th of January, 1972: New York police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie are murdered by the Black Liberation Army.
  • 30th of January, 1972: The Bloody Sunday incident occurs in Northern Ireland when 13 unarmed civilians are shot dead by British soldiers.
  • 22nd of February, 1972: Seven civilians are killed when the Official IRA carries out a car bomb attack in Aldershot, England.
  • 26th of February, 1972: Buffalo Creek flood: 125 people die in West Virginia after a coal slurry dam bursts.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of February, 1972, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of February, 1972 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • The Flip Wilson Show - Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

1972 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1972.

"All in the Family" - "The Clangers" - "Sesame Street" - "The Brady Bunch" - "The Pink Panther Show" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "JOT the Dot" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1972 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1972:

  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of February:

  • Groundhog Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 2nd of February, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of February, 1972 was probably conceived around the 25th of April, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of February, 1972 is the 11th of November, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of February

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of February:

  • 2nd of February, 1979: Sex Pistols singer and guitarist Sid Vicious dies.
  • 2nd of February, 2014: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies after a drug overdose.
  • 2nd of February, 2014: Super Bowl XLVIII occurs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey: The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars performs at the halftime show.
  • 2nd of February, 1943: World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end.
  • 2nd of February, 1959: Dyatlov Pass incident: 9 Russian hikers die in the Ural Mountains under mysterious circumstances.
  • 2nd of February, 1971: Idi Amin declares himself as the President of Uganda.
  • 2nd of February, 1985: O.J. Simpson marries Nicole Brown.
  • 2nd of February, 2015: Rapper "The Jacka" is shot dead in Oakland, California.
  • 2nd of February, 2020: Super Bowl LIV takes place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 31-20. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez perform at the halftime show.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of February, 1972.

  • 17,550 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,516,320,000 seconds have passed since the 2nd of February, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,769,040,000 times.
  • Since the 2nd of February, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 782,421,120,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,720,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,403,520 steps. That's about 57,957 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,195,840 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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