March 24th, 1972, fell on a Friday. It was day 84 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.
48 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since March 24th, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 24th, 1972:
The British government introduces "Direct Rule" in Northern Ireland.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1972:
United States: Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
United Kingdom: Without You - Nilsson
Take Me Back!
The date is March 24th, 1972 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer. 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. 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. A crime film called "The Godfather" is currently being shown in movie theaters.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "McCloud", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Brady Bunch" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Army men", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Lite-Brite" 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 24th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
48 years, 8 months and 1 days have passed since March 24th, 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 24th, 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 70239600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 24th, 1972:
February 26th, 1972: Buffalo Creek flood: 125 people die in West Virginia after a coal slurry dam bursts.
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.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 24th, 1972, will have the star sign Aries.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: March 24th, 1972 falls under the Falcon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
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 Brady Bunch
The Pink Panther Show
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
1972 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1972:
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
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 24th of March:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1972?
Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on March 24th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 15th of June, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 24th, 1972 is the 1st of January, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 24th, 1972.
17,778 days have passed since this date.
1,536,022,800 seconds have passed since the March 24th, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,792,026,600 times.
Since March 24th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 792,587,764,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,003,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,097,961 steps. That's about 58,710 miles!
Since this date, 18,432,274 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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