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.

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919, American
 
Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman
08 May 1884, American
33rd President of the United States

J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover
01 January 1895, American
First Director of FBI

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
18 August 1934, Puerto Rican
 

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885, American
Poet

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
17 June 1898, Dutch
Artist
Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909, Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian
Actor

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10 December 1878, Indian
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
26 October 1911, American
Singer, Television Personality
Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909, American
Community Organizer

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
11 May 1892, British
Actress
Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897, Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada

Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
29 June 1893, Indian
Statistician

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
23 June 1894, British
King of United Kingdom
Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
12 September 1888, French
Actor, Singer

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
07 April 1897, American
Journalist, Radio Personality
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
29 November 1908, American
Politician & Civil Rights Activist

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
1922 AD, American
Socialite

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
07 August 1903, Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist
Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
18 October 1902, American
Actress

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906, American
American pianist
Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
02 May 1929, Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan

Jamini RoyJamini Roy
11 April 1887, Indian
Indian painter

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878, American
Mother of Modern Management

Yip ManYip Man
01 October 1893, Chinese
Martial Artist
Abraham Joshua HeschelAbraham Joshua Heschel
11 January 1907, Polish
Rabbi
Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
28 June 1906, American
Physicist

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
15 July 1893, German
Actor, Director

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899, South African
Virologist

Walter LangWalter Lang
10 August 1896, American
Film Director
Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
08 March 1886, American
Biochemist

Wesley RugglesWesley Ruggles
11 June 1889, American
Film Director

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
11 June 1920, Nepalese
Former King of Nepal

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
Poet

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Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
03 November 1906, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor
Joe GalloJoe Gallo
07 April 1929, Italian, American
Criminal

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
17 August 1907, Austrian
 
Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
25 May 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Aircraft designer

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
21 January 1895, Spanish
Designer, Businessperson

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
11 March 1899, Danish
King
Paul HausserPaul Hausser
07 October 1880, German
Officer, Military personnel

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
19 January 1897, German
Politician
Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
11 June 1899, Japanese
Novelist

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
23 November 1930, Indian
Actor, Singer

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
29 November 1908, American
American Politician

Franz HalderFranz Halder
30 June 1884, German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
04 April 1948, American
Musician
Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
26 February 1909, Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
30 March 1892, German
Politician, Military personnel

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
1862 AD, Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator

John BerrymanJohn Berryman
25 October 1914, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher
Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
16 March 1883, American
Writer

Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
14 November 1897, American
mobster
Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
01 March 1899, German
Politician, Military personnel

Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
24 December 1903, American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
11 June 1920, Nepalese
Monarch
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
13 June 1894, American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University

Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
21 June 1911, Austrian
Officer
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
09 August 1892, Indian
Mathematician, Librarian, Academic

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
19 September 1901, Austrian, Canadian
Biologist, University teacher

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,
Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
15 November 1887, American
Poet, Writer

Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
03 April 1888, American
Officer
Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
10 November 1888, Russian
Designer

Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
25 January 1899, Belgian
Politician, Diplomat

Solomon LefschetzSolomon Lefschetz
03 September 1884, American
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
02 November 1885, American
Astronomer
Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
15 April 1940, Israeli
Weightlifter
Richard CourantRichard Courant
08 January 1888, German
Mathematician, University teacher

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906, Italian
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Painter, Librettist,

John GriersonJohn Grierson
26 April 1898, British
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

Moshe WeinbergMoshe Weinberg
19 September 1939, Israeli
Amateur wrestler
Andre SpitzerAndre Spitzer
04 July 1945, Israeli
Fencer

Antonio SegniAntonio Segni
02 February 1891, Italian
Politician

Nasir KazmiNasir Kazmi
08 December 1925, Pakistani
Poet

Kim Du-hanKim Du-han
1918 AD, South Korean
autobiographer, politician

Georg von BékésyGeorg von Békésy
03 June 1899, Hungarian, American
Hungarian researcher
Julian StewardJulian Steward
31 January 1902, American
Anthropologist

Martin Dies, Jr.Martin Dies, Jr.
1901 AD
U.S. Representative
James Francis ByrnesJames Francis Byrnes
02 May 1882, American
 

Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
16 November 1894, Austrian, Japanese
Politician

Ásgeir ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
13 May 1894, Icelander
Former President of Iceland
Sir (Alexander) Robert AtkinsSir (Alexander) Robert Atkins
10 August 1886, British
 

Ștefan ProcopiuȘtefan Procopiu
19 January 1890, Romanian
Physicist, University teacher