15th of May, 1972

The 15th of May, 1972, fell on a Monday. Day 136 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 15th of May, 1972:

  • Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th 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 15th 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.

  • 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:

  • 47 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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 the 15th of May, 1972, will be 47 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 74732400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 15th of May, 1972:

  • 17th of April, 1972: The first Boston Marathon that allows women to compete takes place.
  • 2nd of May, 1972: 91 people are killed by a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.
  • 5th of May, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • 6th of May, 1972: FA Cup Final 1972: A goal from Allan Clarke helps Leeds United secure a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 7th of May, 1972: Serial killer Ed Kemper murders hitchhikers Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Mary Luchessa near Alameda, California.
  • 7th of May, 1972: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1972 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-1.
  • 13th of May, 1972: 115 people are killed in Osaka, Japan, when a fire breaks out at a nightclub.
  • 31st of May, 1972: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after two goals from Cruyff helps them to defeat Internazionale 2-0.
  • 9th of June, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 15th of May, 1972, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 15th of May, 1972 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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 15th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May:

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 15th of May, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 15th of May, 1972 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 15th of May, 1972 is the 22nd of February, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

15th of May

Events that have occurred on the 15th of May:

  • 15th of May, 1918: The Finnish Civil War ends.
  • 15th of May, 1948: The Arab-Israeli War begins.
  • 15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
  • 15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
  • 15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
  • 15th of May, 1987: The former bodyguard of Lady Diana, Barry Mannakee, is killed in a road accident.
  • 15th of May, 1992: Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • 15th of May, 2002: Football: Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.
  • 15th of May, 2003: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
  • 15th of May, 2010: Chelsea win the FA Cup final after beating Portsmouth 1-0.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1972.

  • 17,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,507,856,400 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,759,165,800 times.
  • Since the 15th of May, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 778,053,902,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 251,309,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,675,650 steps. That's about 57,634 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,094,277 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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