The 30th of October, 1972, fell on a Monday. Day 304 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since the 30th of October, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 30th of October, 1972:
45 people are killed in Chicago after a commuter train collision.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 30th of October, 1972:
United States: My Ding-a-ling - Chuck Berry
United Kingdom: Mouldy Old Dough - Lt. Pigeon
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 30th 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.
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.
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."
"The Godfather" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 30th of October:
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 Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 30th of October, 1972.
17,275 days have passed since this date.
1,492,560,000 seconds have passed since the 30th of October, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,741,320,000 times.
Since the 30th of October, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 770,160,960,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 248,760,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,360,160 steps. That's about 57,049 miles!
Since this date, 17,910,720 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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