February 26th, 1972, fell on a Saturday. It was day 57 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.
48 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since February 26th, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 26th, 1972:
Buffalo Creek flood: 125 people die in West Virginia after a coal slurry dam bursts.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1972:
United States: Without You - Nilsson
United Kingdom: Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
Take Me Back!
The date is February 26th, 1972 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song Without You by Nilsson is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. 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 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "All in the Family", "McMillan & Wife" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". Popular toys include the likes of "Lite-Brite", "Battleship (game)", "Clackers" and "Weebles".
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 26th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla separate from one another.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
48 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since February 26th, 1972.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 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 26th, 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 67910400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1972:
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 22nd, 1972: Seven civilians are killed when the Official IRA carries out a car bomb attack in Aldershot, England.
March 24th, 1972: The British government introduces "Direct Rule" in Northern Ireland.
March 26th, 1972: 19 climbers are killed in an avalanche on Mount Fuji in Japan.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1972, will have the star sign Pisces.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1972 falls under the Wolf.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
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)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 26th, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 26th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 19th of May, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1972 is the 5th of December, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1972.
17,670 days have passed since this date.
1,526,684,400 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,781,131,800 times.
Since February 26th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 787,769,150,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,447,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,294,858 steps. That's about 58,353 miles!
Since this date, 18,320,213 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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