December 21st, 1972

December 21st, 1972, fell on a Thursday. It was day 356 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

47 years, 11 months and 12 days have passed since December 21st, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1972:

  • United States: Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  • United Kingdom: My Ding-a-ling - Chuck Berry

Take Me Back!

The date is December 21st, 1972 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1972 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul 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.

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. A disaster film called "The Poseidon Adventure" is currently being shown in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Brady Bunch", "McCloud", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Maude".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Pink Panther Show", "The Clangers" and "The Adventures of Black Beauty". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Battleship (game)", "Frisbee" and "Big Jim (action figure)".


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 21st, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 47 years, 11 months and 12 days have passed since December 21st, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 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 21st, 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 93744000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1972:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1972, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 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 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)
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 21st, 1972?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 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 21st, 1972 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1972 is the 30th of September, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Pong - Table tennis game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1972.

  • 17,513 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,513,123,200 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,765,310,400 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 780,771,571,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 252,187,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 130,128,595 steps. That's about 57,835 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,157,478 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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