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 辛亥年十一月十五日
(4608/4668-11-15)
— to —
壬子年十一月廿六日
(4609/4669-11-26)
Coptic calendar 1688 – 1689
Ethiopian calendar 1964 – 1965
Hebrew calendar 5732 – 5733
Hindu calendars
 - Bikram Samwat 2028 – 2029
 - Shaka Samvat 1894 – 1895
 - Kali Yuga 5073 – 5074
Holocene calendar 11972
Iranian calendar 1350 – 1351
Islamic calendar 1391 – 1392
Japanese calendar Shōwa 47
(昭和47年)
Korean calendar 4305
Minguo calendar ROC 61
民國61年
Thai solar calendar 2515
Unix time 63072000 – 94694399
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Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. 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.

Events

January

An HP-35 calculator
Wreck of Queen Elizabeth in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong in 1972.

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

December

Date unknown

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Nobel Prizes

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References

  1. ^ a b CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict – 1972
  2. ^ "Claudy bomb: conspiracy allowed IRA priest to go free". BBC News Northern Ireland. 2010-08-24. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11061296. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ Observation of Meteoroid Impacts by Space-Based Sensors astrosociety.org, 1998, 'Apollo asteroid about ten meters in diameter'
  4. ^ Full Text – Proclamation 1081
  5. ^ "Crash at Farrell's". http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Sabrejet_crash_site.htm. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  6. ^ Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain), Middle East annual review, (1975), p.229
  7. ^ Jackson, David A.; Symons, Robert H.; and 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 (U.S.) 69(10), 2904–2909.
  8. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=182
  9. ^ http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/nov29.html

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