1972 (MCMLXXII) wis a leap year stairtin on Seturday o the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nt year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nt year o the 2nt millennium, the 72nt year o the 20t century, an the 3rd year o the 1970s decade.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 19t century20t century21st century
Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s  1990s  2000s
Years: 1969 1970 197119721973 1974 1975