What happened this day in history February 17, 1972

What are the important events that happened on February 17, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 17, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 17, 1972 is the 48th day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 4, 1972 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,118,880 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,620.10. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 17, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T.

Who were born on February 17, 1972?

  • 1972
    Billie Joe Armstrong, American musician (Green Day)
  • 1972
    LG Petrov, Swedish singer (Entombed)
  • 1972
    Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater
  • 1972
    Ralphie May, American comedian
  • 1972
    Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • 1972
    Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model
  • 1972
    Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (Judy and Mary)

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