Famous People Who Died In 1972

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1972. This list includes people like Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Harry S. Truman, Jackie Robinson, J. Edgar Hoover, C. Rajagopalachari and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, emperors & kings and military leaders who died in 1972. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
British
King of United Kingdom
Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman
American
33rd President of the United States

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
American
Professional baseball player

J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover
American
First Director of FBI

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
Indian
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer

Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Mobster
Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

George SandersGeorge Sanders
Spanish, Russian
Actor
Ezra PoundEzra Pound
American
Poet

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite
M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality
Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Fashion Designer

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
Irish, British
Poet
Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada
Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
American, Russian
Aviator

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader

Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Nepalese
Former King of Nepal

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist

Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

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Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan
Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
Politician & Civil Rights Activist

Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist
William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
German
Actor, Director
Max TheilerMax Theiler
South African
Virologist

Walter LangWalter Lang
American
Film Director

Wesley RugglesWesley Ruggles
American
Film Director

Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist
Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor

Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
American Politician

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American
Politician
Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach

William BoydWilliam Boyd
American
Film Actor

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician
Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress

Gil HodgesGil Hodges
American
Baseball player
Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
American physician

Bruce CabotBruce Cabot
American
Actor

Nigel GreenNigel Green
British, South African
Actor

Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Marilyn MaxwellMarilyn Maxwell
American
Actress
Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Jazz trumpeter

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Lance ReventlowLance Reventlow
British, American
Racing driver
Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder

Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Austrian, Japanese
Politician
Max FleischerMax Fleischer
American
Animator

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician

James Francis ByrnesJames Francis Byrnes
American
 
Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel
Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch

Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
German
Politician, Military personnel
Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster

John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher
Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Geoffrey FisherGeoffrey Fisher
British
Archbishop

Carl T. HaydenCarl T. Hayden
American
Senator
Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

Sir Francis ChichesterSir Francis Chichester
British
Aviator
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician

Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Biologist, University teacher

Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician
Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer
Andrey Nikolayevich TupolevAndrey Nikolayevich Tupolev
Russian
Aircraft designer

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist
Sir George Thomas, 7th BaronetSir George Thomas, 7th Baronet
British
Badminton player
Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer