4th of October, 1972

The 4th of October, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. Day 278 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since the 4th of October, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of October, 1972:

  • United States: Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  • United Kingdom: How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy

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 4th of October, 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.

  • 1972 Presidential Election

    Richard Nixon and George McGovern are battling it out with one another in the lead-up to the 1972 US Presidential Election. Nixon eventually went on to win the election in a landslide victory.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since the 4th of October, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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 4th of October, 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 87001200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 4th of October, 1972:

  • 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.
  • 17th of September, 1972: The first episode of "M*A*S*H" is aired.
  • 24th of September, 1972: 12 children and 11 adults are killed at an airshow in Sacramento when an F-86 fighter crashes into an ice cream parlour.
  • 13th of October, 1972: Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes into the Andes mountain range. Survivors are forced to resort to cannibalism.
  • 13th of October, 1972: 174 people are killed when Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes close to Moscow.
  • 16th of October, 1972: A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs disappears in Alaska .
  • 30th of October, 1972: 45 people are killed in Chicago after a commuter train collision.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 4th of October, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of October, 1972 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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:

  • 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 4th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 4th of October, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of October, 1972 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of October, 1972 is the 14th of July, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

4th of October

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of October, 1972.

  • 17,306 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,495,242,000 seconds have passed since the 4th of October, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,744,449,000 times.
  • Since the 4th of October, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 771,544,872,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,207,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,590,812 steps. That's about 57,151 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,942,904 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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