December 31st, 1972, fell on a Sunday. It was day 366 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.
47 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since December 31st, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 31st, 1972:
Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 1972:
United States: Me And Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
United Kingdom: Long Haired Lover From Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond
Take Me Back!
The date is December 31st, 1972 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 1973 will bring them.
In America, the song Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States.
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 "Columbo.", "Marcus Welby, M.D.", "The Flip Wilson Show" and "Maude".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "All in the Family" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Battleship (game)", "Crissy (doll)", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team" and "Kenner SSP Racers".
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 31st, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
47 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since December 31st, 1972.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 31st, 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 94608000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 1972:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 1972, will have the star sign Capricorn.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 1972 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
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:
Kenner SSP Racers
Big Jim (action figure)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of December:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December:
New Year's Eve
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 31st, 1972 was probably conceived around the 23rd of March, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 1972 is the 10th of October, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Pong - Table tennis game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 1972.
17,429 days have passed since this date.
1,505,862,000 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,756,839,000 times.
Since December 31st, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 777,024,792,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 250,977,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,504,132 steps. That's about 57,557 miles!
Since this date, 18,070,344 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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