What happened this day in history July 21, 1972

What are the important events that happened on July 21, 1972? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 21, 1972: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 21, 1972 is the 203rd day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 8, 1972 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 80,524,800 seconds 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 ‘dihectatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $174.11. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby 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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July 21, 1972 Historical Events

  • 1972
    Bloody Friday bombings by the Provisional IRA around Belfast, Northern Ireland – 22 bombs are detonated, killing 9 and seriously injuring 130.

Who were born on July 21, 1972?

  • 1972
    Shinjiro Otani, Japanese professional wrestler

Who died on July 21, 1972?

  • 1972
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Third king of Bhutan (b. 1928)
  • 1972
    Ralph Craig, American athlete (b. 1889)

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