August 28th, 1972

August 28th, 1972, fell on a Monday. It was day 241 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since August 28th, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 28th, 1972:

  • United States: Brandy - Looking Glass
  • United Kingdom: School's Out - Alice Cooper

Take Me Back!

The date is August 28th, 1972 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1972 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Brandy by Looking Glass is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, School's Out by Alice Cooper 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 "The Brady Bunch", "McCloud", "All in the Family" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Underdog", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "The Brady Bunch". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Clackers", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Kenner SSP Racers".


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 August 28th, 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:

  • 48 years, 0 months and 30 days have passed since August 28th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 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 August 28th, 1972, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 83804400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 28th, 1972:

  • September 5th, 1972: The Munich massacre occurs when eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by a Palestinian group called Black September.
  • September 14th, 1972: Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 15-year-old dance student Aiko Koo.
  • September 17th, 1972: The first episode of "M*A*S*H" is aired.
  • September 24th, 1972: 12 children and 11 adults are killed at an airshow in Sacramento when an F-86 fighter crashes into an ice cream parlour.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 28th, 1972, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 1972 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 28th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 28th of August:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 28th, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 19th of November, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 1972 is the 7th of June, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 28th, 1972.

  • 17,562 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,517,356,800 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,770,249,600 times.
  • Since August 28th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 782,956,108,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,892,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,492,685 steps. That's about 57,997 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,208,282 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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