17th of August, 1972

The 17th of August, 1972, fell on a Thursday. Day 230 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 9 months and 14 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1972:

  • United States: Alone Again (naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • United Kingdom: School's Out - Alice Cooper

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 17th of August, 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 14 days have passed since the 17th of August, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 17th of August, 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 82854000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of August, 1972:

  • 21st of July, 1972: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in Northern Ireland.
  • 24th of July, 1972: Lance Reventlow dies in a plane crash.
  • 5th of September, 1972: The Munich massacre occurs when eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by a Palestinian group called Black September.
  • 14th of September, 1972: Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 15-year-old dance student Aiko Koo.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1972, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1972 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 17th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 17th of August, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of August, 1972 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of August, 1972 is the 27th of May, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

17th of August

Events that have occurred on the 17th of August:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1972.

  • 17,454 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,508,025,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,759,363,200 times.
  • Since the 17th of August, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 778,141,209,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 251,337,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,690,202 steps. That's about 57,640 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,096,307 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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