So what about 1972?
If 1972 felt long for you it was due to two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
¤ January 14 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark succeeds her father, King Frederick IX, on the throne of Denmark.
¤ January 30 – Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
¤ June 17 – Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
¤ September 1 – Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match in Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first American world chess champion.
¤ October 25 – The first female FBI agents are hired.
¤ December 14 – Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of Apollo 17. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th Century.
¤ Worship of Norse gods is officially approved in Iceland.