September 5th, 1972

September 5th, 1972, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 249 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since September 5th, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on September 5th, 1972:

  • The Munich massacre occurs when eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by a Palestinian group called Black September.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 5th, 1972:

  • United States: Alone Again (naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • United Kingdom: You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart

Take Me Back!

The date is September 5th, 1972 and it's a Tuesday. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. In America, the song Alone Again (naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, You Wear It Well by Rod Stewart 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 "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Upstairs, Downstairs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog" and "JOT the Dot". Popular toys include the likes of "Suzy Homemaker", "Crissy (doll)", "Nerf Balls" and "Magnavox Odyssey".


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 September 5th, 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, 11 months and 6 days have passed since September 5th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 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 September 5th, 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 84495600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 5th, 1972:

  • 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 September 5th, 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: September 5th, 1972 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

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:

  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • 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 5th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 5th, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 5th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 27th of November, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 5th, 1972 is the 15th of June, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 5th, 1972.

  • 17,507 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,512,604,800 seconds have passed since the September 5th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,764,705,600 times.
  • Since September 5th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 780,504,076,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,100,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,084,013 steps. That's about 57,815 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,151,258 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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