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

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
American
Professional baseball player

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

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana
Ezra PoundEzra Pound
American
Poet

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist

George SandersGeorge Sanders
Spanish, Russian
Actor

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
Indian
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer
Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer
Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
American, Russian
Aviator

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress
Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada
Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Fashion Designer

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

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

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite
Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress

Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter
Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist
Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan
Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist

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Max TheilerMax Theiler
South African
Virologist

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
German
Actor, Director

Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist

Walter LangWalter Lang
American
Film Director
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
Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach
Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician

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

Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
Danish
King
Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Musician

Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder
Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer
Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
American physician

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
American Politician
Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel
Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
German
Politician, Military personnel

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch
Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster
Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer

John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician, Librarian, Academic
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

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

Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer
Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

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

Ted ShawnTed Shawn
American
Dancer

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician

Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American
Politician

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer
Frank TashlinFrank Tashlin
American
Animator

Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
Swiss, American
Journalist

José LimónJosé Limón
Mexican, American
Dancer
Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
Israeli
Weightlifter

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer
Richard CourantRichard Courant
German
Mathematician, University teacher

John GriersonJohn Grierson
British
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
American
Astronomer

Henry DreyfussHenry Dreyfuss
American
Industrial Designer
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University

Bronislava NijinskaBronislava Nijinska
Polish
Ballet Dancer
Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
American
Composer

Solomon LefschetzSolomon Lefschetz
American
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher
J. Arthur RankJ. Arthur Rank
British
Industrialist

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist
Martiros SaryanMartiros Saryan
Armenian
Painter