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.

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

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

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

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality
Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist
Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress

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

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

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader
Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Fashion Designer

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
American, Russian
Aviator

Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist
Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
British
King of United Kingdom

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan
Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

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Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management
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
Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist
Wesley RugglesWesley Ruggles
American
Film Director

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
Irish, British
Poet

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Nepalese
Former King of Nepal

Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Criminal
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
Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician

Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach
Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress
Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Jazz trumpeter
Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder

Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
American physician
Max FleischerMax Fleischer
American
Animator

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch

Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer
Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel

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

Gil HodgesGil Hodges
American
Baseball player

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician
Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator
John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,
Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

Geoffrey FisherGeoffrey Fisher
British
Archbishop
Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician

Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer
Zora FolleyZora Folley
American
Boxer
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Biologist, University teacher

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer

Moshe WeinbergMoshe Weinberg
Israeli
Amateur wrestler

Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
Swiss, American
Journalist
Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American
Politician

Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
Israeli
Weightlifter

Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat

Frank TashlinFrank Tashlin
American
Animator
Kim Du-hanKim Du-han
South Korean
autobiographer, politician

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University
Heinrich LübkeHeinrich Lübke
German
Politician

Henry DreyfussHenry Dreyfuss
American
Industrial Designer
Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist
Richard CourantRichard Courant
German
Mathematician, University teacher