September 17th, 1972, fell on a Sunday. It was day 261 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.
48 years, 0 months and 5 days have passed since September 17th, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 17th, 1972:
The first episode of "M*A*S*H" is aired.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 17th, 1972:
United States: Alone Again (naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
United Kingdom: Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade
Take Me Back!
The date is September 17th, 1972 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.
The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Alone Again (naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade 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", "The Odd Couple", "Maude" and "M*A*S*H".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Underdog", "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", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Big Jim (action figure)" 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 September 17th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
48 years, 0 months and 5 days have passed since September 17th, 1972.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 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 17th, 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 85532400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 17th, 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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17th, 1972, will have the star sign Virgo.
Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: September 17th, 1972 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
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.
1972 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1972.
"The Adventures of Black Beauty" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "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)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of September:
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 17th, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 17th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 9th of December, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17th, 1972 is the 27th of June, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 17th, 1972.
17,537 days have passed since this date.
1,515,196,800 seconds have passed since the September 17th, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,767,729,600 times.
Since September 17th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 781,841,548,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,532,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,306,925 steps. That's about 57,914 miles!
Since this date, 18,182,362 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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