Tuesday December 26, 1972: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 12/26/1972, UK date format: 26/12/1972

December 26th, 1972 was the 361st day of the year 1972 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Tuesday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Jérôme Le Banner and 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

The number one song in US was Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.

The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1972 while The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Pong.

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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December 26, 1972 Events

What happened on December 26, 1972?

Historical Events

  • Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.

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December 26, 1972 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on December 26, 1972?

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December 26, 1972 Famous Deaths

Who died on December 26, 1972?

Other December 26th famous deaths

  • Gerald Ford

    American politician, lawyer, congressman, and Vice-President under Richard Nixon, 1969, and the 38th President the United States.

  • At 53, Zoologist (Gorillas In The Mist) was murdered.

  • Teena Marie

    American composer and singer (Born 1956).

  • Jason Robards

    American actor who appeared in more than 170 films over a forty-year career.

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December 26, 1972 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in December are either Sagittarius or Capricorn. People born before December 21st are Sagittarius, while people born from December 22nd have the sign of Capricorn

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Chinese Zodiac

Rat chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rat

Element: Water

Rat personality

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December 26, 1972 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was December 26, 1972?

The day of the week was Tuesday.

December 26th marks the 360th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 1972.

There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


December 26, 1972 Holidays and Observances

What is special on December 26, 1972?


  • The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
  • First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
  • Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on December 26, 1972? Which were the top hits on December 26, 1972?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Me And Mrs. Jones
  2. - Clair
  3. - You Ought To Be With Me
  4. - You're So Vain
  5. - It Never Rains In Southern California

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Me And Mrs. Jones
  2. - Superstition
  3. - Why Can't We Live Together
  4. - You Ought To Be With Me
  5. - Trouble In My Home/I Found My Dad

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Perry Henzell

Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Country: United States of America

The Devil

The Devil

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Wojciech Pszoniak, Leszek Teleszynski, Malgorzata Braunek, Iga Mayr



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson



Release year: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Sollima

Starring: Agostina Belli, Paola Pitagora, Fabio Testi, Oliver Reed, Sal Borgese, Carla Mancini, Jacques Herlin, Steffen Zacharias, Marco Mariani, Calisto Calisti, Michel Bardinet, Daniel Beretta

Country: Italy

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Nacht der Prominenten

Nacht der Prominenten

Release year: 1972

Wild Country

Wild Country

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Craig Strachan

Double Identity

Double Identity

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Dennis Dimster

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Die lieben Mitmenschen

Release year: 1972

Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Release year: 1972

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

The Persian Boy


"It takes skill and skill to portray, as Miss Renault did, this half-man, part Courtesan who is so deeply enamoured with the warrior,"-The

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

On The Night Of The Seventh Moon


Victoria Holt's novels of romantic suspense have been captivating millions of readers for generations. One of her most memorable novels is On the Night of The Seventh Moon.

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War


The author of Herman Wouk's epic historical fiction of World War II is a masterpiece in historical fiction. His story immerses us into the lives of one family, who finds themselves at the center of the war's chaos.

The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter

The Peter Prescription


Dr. Peter combines wisdom and wit to discuss the importance of individuals realizing their potential to find happiness in their lives.

The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian

The Eiger Sanction


Jonathan Hemlock resides in a Long Island Gothic church that has been renovated. He is an artist professor, a mountain climber and a mercenary who performs assassinations (i.e.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on December 26th, 1972 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hunt the Wumpus

Hunt the Wumpus

Platform: BASIC, TI-99/4A

Genre: Adventure game



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari Inc.



Platform: PDP 11/45 (1971), HP2000 (1973), HP3000 (1984), DOS, Commodore Amiga, Macintosh, Windows, Linux (2003)

Genre: 4X, wargame


December 26, 1972 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

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Sport Games on December 26, 1972

Sport Games on December 26, 1972

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