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March 21st, 1972.

March 21st, 1972, was a Tuesday. It was day 81 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

49 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since March 21st, 1972.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 21st, 1972.

  • United States: Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
  • United Kingdom: Without You - Nilsson

Take me back to March 21st, 1972!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 21st, 1972 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

St. Patrick's Day of 1972 has recently come and gone. In America, the song Heart Of Gold by Neil Young is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Without You by Nilsson 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. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bonanza", "McMillan & Wife", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Emergency!". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Clangers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Motorific (slot car toys), Battleship (game), Clackers and VertiBird (toy helicopter).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on March 21st, 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, 1 months and 19 days have passed since March 21st, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 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 21st, 1972, will be 49 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1972 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 69980400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 21st, 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.
  • This date: March 21st, 1972
  • 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.
  • April 7th, 1972: A Vietnam war veteran called Richard McCoy Jr. hijacks a United Airlines passenger jet for ransom.
  • April 17th, 1972: The first Boston Marathon that allows women to compete takes place.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 21st, 1972, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 21st, 1972 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on March 21st, 1972.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1972.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

1972 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1972. Take a trip back to the days of Elton John, Lou Reed, Al Green and Don McLean.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of March.

  • March 21st, 1958: Gary Oldman (Actor) turned 14 on this day in 1972.
  • March 21st, 1962: Matthew Broderick (Actor) turned 10 on this day in 1972.
  • March 21st, 1980: Ronaldinho (Soccer player) was born exactly 8 years after this date.
  • March 21st, 1989: Jordi Alba (Soccer player) was born exactly 17 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 21st, 1972.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 21st, 1972.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 21st, 1972 was most likely conceived around the 12th of June, 1971.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 21st, 1972 is close to the 29th of December, 1972.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 21st, 1972.

  • A total of 17,946 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,563 weeks have passed.
  • 1,550,534,400 seconds have passed since the March 21st, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,808,956,800 times.
  • Since March 21st, 1972, the earth has travelled approximately 800,075,750,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 258,422,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 133,345,958 steps. That's about 59,265 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,606,413 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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