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

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

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

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
Politician & Civil Rights Activist

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist
Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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

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

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Fashion Designer

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
American, Russian
Aviator
Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

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

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist
Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management
Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

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Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan
Max TheilerMax Theiler
South African
Virologist

Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
German
Actor, Director

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

Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor
Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Criminal

Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

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

Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach
Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician

Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Jazz trumpeter

Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist
Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician
Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician

Max FleischerMax Fleischer
American
Animator
Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel

Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
American physician
Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch

Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
German
Politician, Military personnel
Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer
Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

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

Geoffrey FisherGeoffrey Fisher
British
Archbishop
Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer
John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

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

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer
Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
Swiss, American
Journalist
Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer

Henry DreyfussHenry Dreyfuss
American
Industrial Designer

Heinrich LübkeHeinrich Lübke
German
President

Frank TashlinFrank Tashlin
American
Animator
Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician

Ted ShawnTed Shawn
American
Dancer

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University

J. Arthur RankJ. Arthur Rank
British
Industrialist
Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist

Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
American
Composer
Antonio SegniAntonio Segni
Italian
Politician

Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
American
Astronomer
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American
Politician
José LimónJosé Limón
Mexican, American
Dancer