October 18th, 1972

October 18th, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 292 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 8 months and 15 days have passed since October 18th, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 18th, 1972:

  • United States: Ben - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Mouldy Old Dough - Lt. Pigeon

Take Me Back!

The date is October 18th, 1972 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song Ben by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Mouldy Old Dough by Lt. Pigeon is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States. Incumbent Republican president Richard Nixon and Democratic Party candidate George McGovern are facing off against each other in the run up to the 1972 US Presidential Election.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "McCloud", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "M*A*S*H". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Clangers" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". Popular toys include the likes of "Suzy Homemaker", "Battleship (game)", "Nerf Balls" and "VertiBird (toy helicopter)".


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 October 18th, 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, 8 months and 15 days have passed since October 18th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 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 October 18th, 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 88210800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 18th, 1972:

  • 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.
  • October 13th, 1972: Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes into the Andes mountain range. Survivors are forced to resort to cannibalism.
  • October 13th, 1972: 174 people are killed when Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes close to Moscow.
  • October 16th, 1972: A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs disappears in Alaska .
  • October 30th, 1972: 45 people are killed in Chicago after a commuter train collision.
  • November 7th, 1972: Richard Nixon is re-elected as the President of the United States.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 18th, 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: October 18th, 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 18th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on October 18th, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 18th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 9th of January, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 18th, 1972 is the 28th of July, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 18th, 1972.

  • 17,424 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,505,433,600 seconds have passed since the October 18th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,756,339,200 times.
  • Since October 18th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 776,803,737,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,905,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,467,290 steps. That's about 57,541 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,065,203 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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