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June 16th, 1972.

June 16th, 1972, was a Friday. It was day 168 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1972.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 16th, 1972?

  • 108 people are killed in France when two passenger trains collide with the debris of a collapsed tunnel.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1972.

  • United States: Candy Man - Sammy Davis jr.
  • United Kingdom: Metal Guru - T. Rex

Take me back to June 16th, 1972!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 16th, 1972 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Candy Man by Sammy Davis jr. is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Metal Guru by T. Rex 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. In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Here's Lucy", "McMillan & Wife", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Emergency!". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Suzy Homemaker, Nerf Balls and Kenner SSP Racers.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 16th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1972?

    In 1972, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Günter Netzer, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Kazimierz Deyna, Gordon Banks, Barry Hulshoff, Włodzimierz Lubański and Bobby Moore.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1972?

    The best NBA players in 1972 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 48 years, 10 months and 23 days have passed since June 16th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 24 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 June 16th, 1972, will be 48 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1972 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 77497200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 16th, 1972.

  • May 31st, 1972: Football: Ajax win the European Cup after two goals from Cruyff helps them to defeat Internazionale 2-0.
  • June 9th, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.
  • This date: June 16th, 1972
  • June 17th, 1972: Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
  • June 18th, 1972: West Germany win the UEFA Euro 1972 Final with a 3-0 victory over the Soviet Union.
  • June 18th, 1972: 118 people are killed when British European Airways Flight 548 crashes soon after take-off.
  • July 6th, 1972: American actor Brandon deWilde is killed in a car collision.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 16th, 1972, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 16th, 1972 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on June 16th, 1972.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1972.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1972.

  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

1972 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1972. Take a trip back to the days of Elton John, Lou Reed, Al Green and Don McLean.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of June.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 16th, 1972.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 16th, 1972.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 16th, 1972.

  • A total of 17,859 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,551 weeks have passed.
  • 1,543,017,600 seconds have passed since the June 16th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,800,187,200 times.
  • Since June 16th, 1972, the earth has travelled approximately 796,197,081,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,169,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,699,514 steps. That's about 58,978 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,516,211 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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