The 5th of May, 1972, fell on a Friday. Day 126 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 5th of May, 1972:
115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1972:
United States: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
United Kingdom: Amazing Grace - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
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 the 5th of May, 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.
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.
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."
"The Godfather" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:
5th of May, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
5th of May, 2018: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1972.
17,429 days have passed since this date.
1,505,869,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,756,847,400 times.
Since the 5th of May, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 777,028,507,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,978,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,504,751 steps. That's about 57,558 miles!
Since this date, 18,070,430 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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