The 7th of December, 1972, fell on a Thursday. Day 342 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 2 months and 9 days have passed since the 7th of December, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 7th of December, 1972:
Jean McConville is kidnapped by the Provisional IRA in Belfast.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of December, 1972:
United States: Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
United Kingdom: My Ding-a-ling - Chuck Berry
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 7th of December, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of December:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of December, 1972.
17,237 days have passed since this date.
1,489,276,800 seconds have passed since the 7th of December, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,737,489,600 times.
Since the 7th of December, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 768,466,828,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 248,212,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,077,805 steps. That's about 56,923 miles!
Since this date, 17,871,322 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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