30th of October, 1972

The 30th of October, 1972, fell on a Monday. Day 304 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.

47 years, 4 months and 30 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.


Music Singles

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.

  • 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 30 days have passed since the 30th of October, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 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 30th 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 89251200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 30th of October, 1972:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 30th of October, 1972, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 30th of October, 1972 falls under the Snake.
  • 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 30th of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of October:

  • October Bank Holiday (Ireland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 30th of October, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 30th of October, 1972 was probably conceived around the 21st of January, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 30th of October, 1972 is the 9th of August, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

30th of October

Events that have occurred on the 30th of October:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 30th of October, 1972.

  • 17,318 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,496,271,600 seconds have passed since the 30th of October, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,745,650,200 times.
  • Since the 30th of October, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 772,076,145,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 249,378,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,679,358 steps. That's about 57,191 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,955,259 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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