July 21st, 1972

July 21st, 1972, fell on a Friday. It was day 203 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since July 21st, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 21st, 1972:

  • Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in Northern Ireland.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 21st, 1972:

  • United States: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • United Kingdom: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond

Take Me Back!

The date is July 21st, 1972 and it's a Friday. People 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 Lean On Me by Bill Withers is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Puppy Love by Donny Osmond is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Here's Lucy", "The Odd Couple", "All in the Family" and "McMillan & Wife". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "JOT the Dot", "The Pink Panther Show" and "The Clangers".

Popular toys include the likes of "Army men", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Nerf Balls" and "Big Jim (action figure)".


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 July 21st, 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.

  • 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:

  • 47 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since July 21st, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 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 21st, 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 80521200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 21st, 1972:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 21st, 1972, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 21st, 1972 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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:

  • Kenner SSP Racers
  • 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)
  • Army men
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of July:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 21st, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 21st, 1972 was probably conceived around the 12th of October, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 21st, 1972 is the 30th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 21st, 1972.

  • 17,524 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,514,073,600 seconds have passed since the July 21st, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,766,419,200 times.
  • Since July 21st, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 781,261,977,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,345,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,210,330 steps. That's about 57,871 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,168,883 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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