31st of May, 1972

The 31st of May, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. Day 152 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 31st of May, 1972:

  • Football: Ajax win the European Cup after two goals from Cruyff helps them to defeat Internazionale 2-0.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of May, 1972:

  • United States: Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
  • United Kingdom: Metal Guru - T. Rex

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 31st 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, 10 months and 4 days have passed since the 31st of May, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 31st 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 76114800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 31st of May, 1972:

  • 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.
  • 15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
  • 9th of June, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.
  • 16th of June, 1972: 108 people are killed in France when two passenger trains collide with the debris of a collapsed tunnel.
  • 17th of June, 1972: Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
  • 18th of June, 1972: 118 people are killed when British European Airways Flight 548 crashes soon after take-off.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st of May, 1972, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 31st of May, 1972 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 31st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 31st of May, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of May, 1972 was probably conceived around the 22nd of August, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of May, 1972 is the 10th of March, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

31st of May

Events that have occurred on the 31st of May:

  • 31st of May, 1984: Six inmates on death row escape the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Virginia.
  • 31st of May, 1984: The song "Ghostbusters" is released by Parker, Jr.
  • 31st of May, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 31st of May, 2005: Watergate scandal: FBI Associate Director Mark Felt is revealed to be "Deep Throat".
  • 31st of May, 2008: Usain Bolt breaks the world record for the 100 meter sprint.
  • 31st of May, 2010: The flotilla incident occurs when 13 Israeli soldiers raid a flotilla that is headed for Gaza. 9 activists are killed
  • 31st of May, 2010: Football: Jose Mourinho becomes manager of Real Madrid.
  • 31st of May, 1961: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Barcelona 3-2 at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Germany.
  • 31st of May, 1970: The 1970 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1975: 18-year-old Mona Blades goes missing while hitchhiking in New Zealand.
  • 31st of May, 1979: The Muppet Movie (1979) is released.
  • 31st of May, 1983: The Philadelphia 76ers win the 1983 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0.
  • 31st of May, 1986: The 1986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The Fugees release their song Killing Me Softly with His Song.
  • 31st of May, 2002: The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Korea and Japan.
  • 31st of May, 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) is released in movie theaters.
  • 31st of May, 2006: The first episode of reality TV show "The Hills" is aired.
  • 31st of May, 2009: Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his final game.
  • 31st of May, 2009: George Tiller is murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in Wichita, Kansas.
  • 31st of May, 2017: Trump makes his infamous "covfefe" Tweet.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of May, 1972.

  • 17,475 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,509,840,000 seconds have passed since the 31st of May, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,761,480,000 times.
  • Since the 31st of May, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 779,077,440,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 251,640,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,846,240 steps. That's about 57,709 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,118,080 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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