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July 6th, 1972.

July 6th, 1972, was a Thursday. It was day 188 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since July 6th, 1972.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 6th, 1972?

  • American actor Brandon deWilde is killed in a car collision.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 6th, 1972.

  • United States: Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
  • United Kingdom: Take Me Back 'ome - Slade

Take me back to July 6th, 1972!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 6th, 1972 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Take Me Back 'ome by Slade 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 "Columbo.", "Here's Lucy", "McCloud" and "The Flip Wilson Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Underdog", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Brady Bunch" and "The Clangers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Motorific (slot car toys), Uno (card game) and Big Jim (action figure).

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 July 6th, 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.

  • Emergence of the Watergate Scandal.

    The Watergate Scandal begins when five men are arrested while trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee (June 17, 1972). A security aide for the Republican Party is among the five men that are arrested. On the 1st of August, 1972, the scandal is given legs when the Washington Post reports that campaign money for Richard Nixon's presidential campaign had ended up in the bank account of one of the burglars.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 48 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since July 6th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 July 6th, 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 79225200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 6th, 1972.

  • June 9th, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.
  • June 16th, 1972: 108 people are killed in France when two passenger trains collide with the debris of a collapsed tunnel.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 6th, 1972
  • July 21st, 1972: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in Northern Ireland.
  • July 24th, 1972: Lance Reventlow dies in a plane crash.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 6th, 1972, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: July 6th, 1972 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 6th, 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)
  • 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 6th of July.

  • July 6th, 1946: Sylvester Stallone (Actor) turned 26 on this day in 1972.
  • July 6th, 1946: George W. Bush (US President) turned 26 on this day in 1972.
  • July 6th, 1975: 50 Cent (Rapper) was born exactly 3 years after this date.
  • July 6th, 1977: Pearse Doherty (Irish politician) was born exactly 5 years after this date.
  • July 6th, 1979: Kevin Hart (Actor / Comedian) was born exactly 7 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 6th, 1972.

UK Prime Minister.

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 6th, 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 July 6th, 1972.

  • A total of 17,839 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,548 weeks have passed.
  • 1,541,289,600 seconds have passed since the July 6th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,798,171,200 times.
  • Since July 6th, 1972, the earth has travelled approximately 795,305,433,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 256,881,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,550,906 steps. That's about 58,912 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,495,475 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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