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Clock Changes in Washington DC, USA 1972

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Start DST: Sunday, April 30, 1972 — 1 hour forward
End DST: Sunday, October 29, 1972 — 1 hour backward
Location of Washington DCLocation

Apr 30

Forward 1 hour

Apr 30, 1972 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 30, 1972, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 30, 1972, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 30, 1972 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 29

Back 1 hour

Oct 29, 1972 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 29, 1972, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 29, 1972, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 29, 1972 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976

Daylight Saving Time in Other Years

DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDST Start (Clock Forward)DST End (Clock Backward)
1970Sunday, April 26, 2:00 amSunday, October 25, 2:00 am
1971Sunday, April 25, 2:00 amSunday, October 31, 2:00 am
1972Sunday, April 30, 2:00 amSunday, October 29, 2:00 am
1973Sunday, April 29, 2:00 amSunday, October 28, 2:00 am
1974Sunday, January 6, 2:00 amSunday, October 27, 2:00 am
1975Sunday, February 23, 2:00 amSunday, October 26, 2:00 am
1976Sunday, April 25, 2:00 amSunday, October 31, 2:00 am
1977Sunday, April 24, 2:00 amSunday, October 30, 2:00 am
1978Sunday, April 30, 2:00 amSunday, October 29, 2:00 am
1979Sunday, April 29, 2:00 amSunday, October 28, 2:00 am
All times are local for Washington DC.

Data for the years before 1970 is not available for Washington DC, however, we have earlier time zone history for New York available.

Detailed time zone and clock changes in Washington DC