September 27, 1972

September 27, 1972, was a Wednesday. It was 51 years, 8 months, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.


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Song charts

Popular songs

On September 27, 1972, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis
  • United Kingdom: "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" by Slade

The music charts on September 27, 1972

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  • Black & White - Three Dog Night
  • Saturday In The Park - Chicago
  • Back Stabbers - The O'Jays
  • Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Play the top singles from 1972
A Spotify playlist of songs from 1972. Take a trip back to the days of Elton John, Lou Reed, Al Green and Don McLean.
Super Fly

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Super Fly".


This date occurred 18,872 days ago. Approximately 629 months have passed. It was the 271st day of 1972, in week 39. The decade was the seventies. People who were born on September 27, 1972, are now 51 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 1972 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 210 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 27, 1972

Let's go back to the seventies.

The date is September 27, 1972, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" by Slade is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Super Fly is at the top of the box office. Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Hawaii Five-O", "Hee Haw", "The Brady Bunch", and "Alias Smith and Jones".

In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jackie Robinson, Janet Munro, Harry S. Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson would all still be alive.

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "The Banana Splits", "Groovie Goolies", and "The Electric Company". Children are playing with toys such as Clackers, G.I. Joe Adventure Team, VertiBird (toy helicopter), and the Rock Flowers dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 27, 1972.

  • M*A*S*H debuts on television.

    M*A*S*H debuts on television

    On September 17th, 1972, the war comedy series "M*A*S*H" made its television debut.
  • The Waltons.

    The Waltons

    In September 1972, a new historical drama series called "The Waltons" made its debut on CBS.
  • The Co-ed Killer is targeting students in California.

    The Co-ed Killer is targeting students in California

    Between May of 1972 and April of 1973, serial killer Edmund Kemper (aka the "Co-ed Killer") was targeting female college students in California.
  • Music cassette tapes are becoming popular.

    Music cassette tapes are becoming popular

    Audio cassettes started becoming widespread from about 1972 onward. Although they lacked the sound quality of vinyl records, they were far more convenient and portable.
  • Color TV surpasses black-and-white.

    Color TV surpasses black-and-white

    Sales of color TV sets were beginning to surpass sales of the older black-and-white models. By this stage, almost all of the popular daytime networks were broadcasting in color.
  • The US is winding down its involvement in the Vietnam War.

    The US is winding down its involvement in the Vietnam War

    During 1972, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. However, the US had greatly reduced their presence in the country. Between 1971 and 1972, the number of US troops in Vietnam fell from 156,800 to 24,200. Instead of keeping soldiers on the ground, the US shifted its focus to providing air support while negotiators in Paris tried to hammer out a peace agreement.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1972?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1972?

    The best NBA players in 1972 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1972, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Günter Netzer, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Kazimierz Deyna, Gordon Banks, Barry Hulshoff, Włodzimierz Lubański and Bobby Moore.
  • The Godfather.

    The Godfather

    "The Godfather" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
  • Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

    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.
  • 1972 in movies.

    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.
  • Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

    Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger

    US President Richard Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger were both named Time Person of the Year in 1972. Nixon and Kissinger had made history by traveling to China to "open up a dialogue."
  • 1972 in music.

    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.
  • Have a nice day!

    Have a nice day!

    The smiley face and phrases such as "Have a nice day!" and "Have a happy day!" were being plastered onto t-shirts, mugs, and badges.
  • Bell-bottoms.


    Bell-bottoms (flares) were in fashion.
  • Wallpaper.


    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
  • Office workers are using typewriters.

    Office workers are using typewriters

    Although personal computers began to emerge during the 1970s, typewriters were still the norm for most office workers.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors, and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 27, 1972.

  • September 4, 1972: The first episode of the American game show "The Price Is Right" is broadcast on television.
  • September 5, 1972: The Munich massacre occurs when eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by a Palestinian group called Black September.
  • September 12, 1972: The American sitcom "Maude", starring Beatrice Arthur, begins airing on CBS.
  • September 14, 1972:
    • Serial killer Edmund Kemper murders 15-year-old dance student Aiko Koo.
    • The first episode of The Waltons is aired on CBS.
  • September 17, 1972: The first episode of "M*A*S*H" is aired.
  • September 24, 1972: 12 children and 11 adults are killed at an airshow in Sacramento when an F-86 fighter crashes into an ice cream parlour.
  • This date: September 27, 1972
  • October 13, 1972:
    • Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes into the Andes mountain range, where survivors are later forced to resort to cannibalism.
    • 174 people are killed when Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes close to Moscow.
  • October 16, 1972:
    • The first episode of British soap opera "Emmerdale" is aired.
    • A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs disappears in Alaska.
  • October 24, 1972: Baseball player Jackie Robinson dies from a heart attack at the age of 53.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 27, 1972, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 27, 1972 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

1970s fashion

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

1970s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in September 1972

In September 1972, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from September 1972.

The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
The Waltons
The Waltons
The Rookies
The Rookies
Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Soul Train
Soul Train
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour

Cars in 1972

1972 saw the introduction of cars such as the Honda Civic, the Chevrolet LUV, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW 5 Series, the Ford Thunderbird (sixth generation), and the Renault 5.

Cars in 1972.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1972

If you were a kid on September 27, 1972, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Adventures of Black Beauty
The Adventures of Black Beauty
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

The Electric Company
The Electric Company
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Archie's TV Funnies
Archie's TV Funnies
The Funky Phantom
The Funky Phantom
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
All in the Family
All in the Family
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Groovie Goolies
Groovie Goolies

Toys in 1972

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox Odyssey
Kenner SSP Racers
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)
Uno (card game)
Uno (card game)
The Rock Flowers dolls
The Rock Flowers dolls
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Nerf Balls
Nerf Balls
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Were you born on September 27, 1972?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1972.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 27, 1978, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 27.

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Singer Deceased
Born on September 27, 1947
He turned 25 on this day in 1972.

Michael C. Maronna

Michael C. Maronna

Born on September 27, 1977
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

Born on September 27, 1982
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Born on September 27, 1984
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega

Born on September 27, 2002
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.


US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 27, 1972.


UK Prime Minister

Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 27, 1972 was most likely conceived around January 5, 1972.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 27, 1972 is close to June 20, 1973.

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Stats for September 27, 1972


Here are some interesting statistics about September 27, 1972:

  • 18,872 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,696 weeks have passed.
  • 1,630,540,800 seconds have passed since September 27, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,902,297,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 841,359,052,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 271,756,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 140,226,509 steps. That's roughly 62,323 miles.
  • 19,566,490 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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