February 8th, 1972

February 8th, 1972, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 39 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since February 8th, 1972.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: The Big Show: Wrestler.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 8th, 1972:

  • United States: American Pie - Don McLean
  • United Kingdom: Telegram Sam - T. Rex

Take Me Back!

The date is February 8th, 1972 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song American Pie by Don McLean is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Telegram Sam by T. Rex is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

It's 1972, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as Don McLean, Harry Nilsson, Hot Butter, Neil Young, The Moody Blues, Roberta Flack, Bill Withers and Johnny Nash. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Columbo.", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Underdog", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "All in the Family".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Army men", "Clackers" and "Nerf Balls".


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 February 8th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1972?

    In 1972, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Günter Netzer, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Kazimierz Deyna, Gordon Banks, Barry Hulshoff, Włodzimierz Lubański and Bobby Moore.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1972?

    The best NBA players in 1972 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 49 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since February 8th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 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 February 8th, 1972, will be 49 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 66355200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 8th, 1972:

  • January 16th, 1972: Super Bowl VI: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 24th, 1972: Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered after having spent 28 years living in a jungle in Guam.
  • January 24th, 1972: Michael Jackson releases his debut solo album "Got to Be There".
  • January 26th, 1972: Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survives a 10,160 meter fall after a bomb explodes on JAT Flight 367.
  • January 27th, 1972: New York police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie are murdered by the Black Liberation Army.
  • January 30th, 1972: The Bloody Sunday incident occurs in Northern Ireland when 13 unarmed civilians are shot dead by British soldiers.
  • February 2nd, 1972: The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground.
  • February 7th, 1972: Elton John releases the single "Tiny Dancer".
  • This date: February 8th, 1972
  • February 21st, 1972: U.S. President Richard Nixon visits China.
  • February 22nd, 1972: Seven civilians are killed when the Official IRA carries out a car bomb attack in Aldershot, England.
  • February 23rd, 1972: Elvis and Priscilla Presley are separated following revelations that Priscilla was having an affair.
  • February 26th, 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 February 8th, 1972, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 8th, 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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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 8th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on February 8th, 1972?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 8th, 1972?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 8th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 1st of May, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 8th, 1972 is the 17th of November, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 8th, 1972.

  • 17,915 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,547,856,000 seconds have passed since the February 8th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,805,832,000 times.
  • Since February 8th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 798,693,696,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,976,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,115,616 steps. That's about 59,162 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,574,272 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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