The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2028. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1972
- January 10, 1972 – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
- January 13, 1972 – Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.
- February 15, 1972 – Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
- February 21, 1972 – United States President Richard Nixon visits the People’s Republic of China to normalize Sino-American relations.
- March 2, 1972 – The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
- March 22, 1972 – In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.
- March 30, 1972 – Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
- May 15, 1972 – Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.
- December 19, 1972 – Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans (astronaut) and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
Who Were Born On 1972?
- January 7, 1972 – Donald Brashear, American-Canadian ice hockey player and mixed martial artist
- January 9, 1972 – Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
- January 19, 1972 – Elena Kaliská, Slovak canoe racer
- March 4, 1972 – Alison Wheeler, English singer-songwriter (The Beautiful South)
- May 14, 1972 – Mark Ruskell, Scottish politician
- August 6, 1972 – Geri Halliwell, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)
- August 12, 1972 – Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
- August 22, 1972 – Paul Doucette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer (Matchbox Twenty, The Break and Repair Method, and Tabitha’s Secret)
- September 16, 1972 – Mark Bruener, American football player
- October 6, 1972 – Anders Iwers, Swedish bass player (Tiamat, Cemetary, and Ceremonial Oath)