December 7th, 1972

December 7th, 1972, fell on a Thursday. It was day 342 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since December 7th, 1972.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 7th, 1972:

  • Jean McConville is kidnapped by the Provisional IRA in Belfast.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 7th, 1972:

  • United States: Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations
  • United Kingdom: My Ding-a-ling - Chuck Berry

Take Me Back!

The date is December 7th, 1972 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1972 has just started.

In America, the song Papa Was A Rolling Stone by Temptations is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, My Ding-a-ling by Chuck Berry is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, the hippie look from the 1960s is still popular. Clothing items such as tie dye shirts, bell-bottoms, midi skirts, gauchos and Mexican blouses are being worn by women. Meanwhile, men are wearing dark satin shirts, ethnic-looking tunics, bell bottom jeans, tweed sports jackets and turtlenecks. It's 1972, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as Don McLean, Harry Nilsson, Hot Butter, Neil Young, The Moody Blues, Roberta Flack, Bill Withers and Johnny Nash. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Columbo.", "The Odd Couple" and "Maude".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Clangers" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Etch A Sketch", "Easy-Bake Oven", "Frisbee" and "Uno (card game)".


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 December 7th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1972?

    In 1972, the best soccer players were Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Günter Netzer, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Kazimierz Deyna, Gordon Banks, Barry Hulshoff, Włodzimierz Lubański and Bobby Moore.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1972?

    The best NBA players in 1972 were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Havlicek, Spencer Haywood, Jerry West and Walt Frazier.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since December 7th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 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 December 7th, 1972, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 92534400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 7th, 1972:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 7th, 1972, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 7th, 1972 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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)
  • Uno (card game)
  • 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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 7th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 7th, 1972?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 7th, 1972?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 7th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 28th of February, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 7th, 1972 is the 16th of September, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 7th, 1972.

  • 17,666 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,526,338,800 seconds have passed since the December 7th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,780,728,600 times.
  • Since December 7th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 787,590,820,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 254,389,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,265,137 steps. That's about 58,340 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,316,066 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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