1972

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1972 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1972
MCMLXXII
Ab urbe condita2725
Armenian calendar1421
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԱ
Assyrian calendar6722
Bahá'í calendar128–129
Balinese saka calendar1893–1894
Bengali calendar1379
Berber calendar2922
British Regnal year20 Eliz. 2 – 21 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2516
Burmese calendar1334
Byzantine calendar7480–7481
Chinese calendar辛亥(Metal Pig)
4668 or 4608
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
4669 or 4609
Coptic calendar1688–1689
Discordian calendar3138
Ethiopian calendar1964–1965
Hebrew calendar5732–5733
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2028–2029
 - Shaka Samvat1893–1894
 - Kali Yuga5072–5073
Holocene calendar11972
Igbo calendar972–973
Iranian calendar1350–1351
Islamic calendar1391–1392
Japanese calendarShōwa 47
(昭和47年)
Javanese calendar1903–1904
Juche calendar61
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4305
Minguo calendarROC 61
民國61年
Nanakshahi calendar504
Thai solar calendar2515
Tibetan calendar阴金猪年
(female Iron-Pig)
2098 or 1717 or 945
    — to —
阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
2099 or 1718 or 946
Unix time63072000 – 94694399

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated. (If its start and end are defined using mean solar time [the legal time scale], its duration was 31622401.141 seconds of Terrestrial Time (or Ephemeris Time), which is slightly shorter than 1908).[1]

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  • August 1 – U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, withdraws from the race after revealing he was once treated for mental illness.
  • August 4
    • Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting George Wallace.
    • Dictator Idi Amin declares that Uganda will expel 50,000 Asians with British passports to Britain within 3 months.
    • A huge solar flare (one of the largest ever recorded) knocks out cable lines in U.S. It begins with the appearance of sunspots on August 2; an August 4 flare kicks off high levels of activity until August 10.
  • August 10 – A brilliant, daytime meteor skips off the Earth's atmosphere due to an Apollo asteroid streaking over the western US into Canada.[6]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FACTBOX: The life of ex-U.N. head Kurt Waldheim". Reuters. June 14, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "UK unemployment tops one million". On This Day. BBC. January 20, 1972. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict – 1972". Cain.ulst.ac.uk. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "Claudy bomb: conspiracy allowed IRA priest to go free". BBC News Northern Ireland. August 24, 2010. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  6. ^ Tagliaferri, Edward (November – December 1998). "Observation of Meteoroid Impacts by Space-Based Sensors". Mercury Magazine. astrosociety.org. 27 (6). Archived from the original on October 20, 2007.
  7. ^ MatchGameForever (May 26, 2013), Price Is Right First Episode (9-4-1972), retrieved September 22, 2018
  8. ^ Francisco, Katerina (September 22, 2016). "Martial Law, the dark chapter in Philippine history". Rappler. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Fall of the Dictatorship". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Crash at Farrell's". Archived from the original on March 20, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  11. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain), Middle East annual review, (1975), p.229
  12. ^ Jackson, David A.; Symons, Robert H; Berg, Paul (1972). "Biochemical Method for Inserting New Genetic Information into DNA of Simian Virus 40: Circular SV40 DNA Molecules Containing Lambda Phage Genes and the Galactose Operon of Escherichia coli". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 69 (10): 2904–2909. Bibcode:1972PNAS...69.2904J. doi:10.1073/pnas.69.10.2904. PMC 389671. PMID 4342968.
  13. ^ "What Happened on October 6, 1972". OnThisDay.com. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Greenfeter, Yael (November 4, 2010). "Israel in shock as Munich killers freed". Haaretz. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  15. ^ UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) (November 16, 1972). "Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
  16. ^ "*Ø* Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | November 29 | International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Die Grünen Petra Kelly". Wilsonsalmanac.com. Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  17. ^ "Doner kebab 'inventor' Kadir Nurman dies in Berlin". BBC News. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  18. ^ James Ramsden (October 28, 2013). "Did Kadir Nurman really invent the doner kebab?". The Guardian. Retrieved May 6, 2016.