April 4th, 1972

April 4th, 1972, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 95 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since April 4th, 1972.



Fictional Date

April 4th, 1972 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Emily Nugent and Ernest Bishop are married on Coronation Street.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 4th, 1972:

  • United States: A Horse With No Name - America
  • United Kingdom: Without You - Nilsson

Take Me Back!

The date is April 4th, 1972 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1972 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song A Horse With No Name by America 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. 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 "Gunsmoke", "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy" and "McMillan & Wife". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Clangers" and "All in the Family".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)" and "Frisbee".


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 April 4th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 3 months and 11 days have passed since April 4th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 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 April 4th, 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 71190000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 4th, 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.
  • May 2nd, 1972: 91 people are killed by a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 4th, 1972, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 4th, 1972 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

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)
  • 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 4th of April:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on April 4th, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 4th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 26th of June, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 4th, 1972 is the 12th of January, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 4th, 1972.

  • 17,634 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,523,577,600 seconds have passed since the April 4th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,777,507,200 times.
  • Since April 4th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 786,166,041,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 253,929,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,027,674 steps. That's about 58,235 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,282,931 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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