Fun Facts image 1972

Financial

  • Yearly income: $11,800
  • New house: $27,550
  • Gallon of gas: .55¢
  • Frisbee: .94¢

Showbiz

  • HBO becomes available through cable subscription
  • "Godfather" premieres
  • Atari's "Pong" receives commercial success
  • "M*A*S*H" television series premieres

Other Stuff

  • Pocket calculators and digital watches introduced
  • Apollo 17 takes its last mission to the moon
  • The Supreme Court rules against the death penalty
  • Jeans are in style