March 2nd, 1972

March 2nd, 1972, fell on a Thursday. It was day 62 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since March 2nd, 1972.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Without You - Nilsson
  • United Kingdom: Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip

Take Me Back!

The date is March 2nd, 1972 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.

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 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", "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy" and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Pink Panther Show" and "Sesame Street".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Crissy (doll)", "Weebles" and "Uno (card game)".


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 March 2nd, 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.

  • Elvis' Marraige

    Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla separate from one another.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 8 months and 25 days have passed since March 2nd, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 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 March 2nd, 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 68342400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 2nd, 1972:

  • February 2nd, 1972: The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground.
  • 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 26th, 1972: Buffalo Creek flood: 125 people die in West Virginia after a coal slurry dam bursts.
  • 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.
  • March 30th, 1972: North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone of South Vietnam.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 2nd, 1972, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 2nd, 1972 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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 2nd of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 2nd, 1972?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 2nd, 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 March 2nd, 1972 was probably conceived around the 24th of May, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 2nd, 1972 is the 10th of December, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 2nd, 1972.

  • 17,802 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,538,092,800 seconds have passed since the March 2nd, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,794,441,600 times.
  • Since March 2nd, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 793,655,884,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,348,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,275,981 steps. That's about 58,789 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,457,114 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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