1972

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This article is about the year 1972.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s  1990s  2000s
Years: 1969 1970 197119721973 1974 1975
1972 by topic:
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1972 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1972
MCMLXXII
Ab urbe condita 2725
Armenian calendar 1421
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Assyrian calendar 6722
Bahá'í calendar 128–129
Bengali calendar 1379
Berber calendar 2922
British Regnal year 20 Eliz. 2 – 21 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2516
Burmese calendar 1334
Byzantine calendar 7480–7481
Chinese calendar 辛亥(Metal Pig)
4668 or 4608
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
4669 or 4609
Coptic calendar 1688–1689
Discordian calendar 3138
Ethiopian calendar 1964–1965
Hebrew calendar 5732–5733
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2028–2029
 - Shaka Samvat 1894–1895
 - Kali Yuga 5073–5074
Holocene calendar 11972
Igbo calendar 972–973
Iranian calendar 1350–1351
Islamic calendar 1391–1392
Japanese calendar Shōwa 47
(昭和47年)
Juche calendar 61
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4305
Minguo calendar ROC 61
民國61年
Thai solar calendar 2515
Unix time 63072000–94694399

1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter BA), 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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Main article: January 1972

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Main article: March 1972

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Main article: April 1972

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Main article: May 1972

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Main article: June 1972

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Main article: July 1972

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Main article: August 1972

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Main article: September 1972

October[edit]

Main article: October 1972

November[edit]

Main article: November 1972
Nixon's landslide victory in the electoral college during the 1972 Election.
The arcade version of Pong is released.

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Main article: December 1972

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephenson, F. R.; Morrison, L. V. (1984). "Long-Term Changes in the Rotation of the Earth: 700 B. C. to A. D. 1980". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (Royal Society) 313 (1524): 47–70. doi:10.1098/rsta.1984.0082. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "UK unemployment tops one million". On This Day (BBC). January 20, 1972. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict – 1972". Cain.ulst.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Claudy bomb: conspiracy allowed IRA priest to go free". BBC News Northern Ireland. 2010-08-24. Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  5. ^ Tagliaferri, Edward (November–December 1998). "Observation of Meteoroid Impacts by Space-Based Sensors". Mercury Magazine (astrosociety.org) 27 (6). 
  6. ^ "Full Text – Proclamation 1081". Lawphil.net. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  7. ^ "Crash at Farrell's". Archived from the original on 20 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  8. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain), Middle East annual review, (1975), p.229
  9. ^ 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. doi:10.1073/pnas.69.10.2904. PMC 389671. PMID 4342968. 
  10. ^ Greenfeter, Yael (4 November 2010). "Israel in shock as Munich killers freed". Haaretz. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) (16 November 1972). "Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "*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. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  13. ^ "Doner kebab 'inventor' Kadir Nurman dies in Berlin". BBC News. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-27.