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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Edward VIII

Edward VIII.
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Famous As: King of United Kingdom
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond Park, Surrey, England
Died: May 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: January 27

 3 Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 33rd President of the United States
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 4 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 5 J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Director of FBI
Birthdate: January 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: May 2

 6 Yip Man

Yip Man.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan
Died: December 2

 7 Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samundri, Punjab, British India
Died: May 29
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 8 Joe Gallo

Joe Gallo.
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mobster
Birthdate: April 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 7
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 9 Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Kalb, Texas, USA
Died: May 13
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India
Died: March 31
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 11 Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First President of Ghana
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27

 12 Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr..
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician & Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: November 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 4

 13 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31

 14 George Sanders

George Sanders.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: April 25
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 15 Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hailey, Idaho, United States
Died: November 1

 16 Duke of Windsor

Duke of Windsor
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Famous As: Former King of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond Park, England
Died: May 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 C. Rajagopalachari

C. Rajagopalachari.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer & Statesman
Birthdate: December 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madras Presidency (British India)
Died: December 25

 18 M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeuwarden
Died: March 27

 19 Frederick IX of Denmark

Frederick IX of Denmark.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 20 Prescott Bush

Prescott Bush
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Died: October 8
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 21 Gustav Schwarzenegger

Gustav Schwarzenegger.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Birthdate: August 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: December 13

 22 Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan
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Famous As: Former King of Jordan
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7

 23 Moe Berg

Moe Berg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball coach
Birthdate: March 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 29
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Gia Scala

Gia Scala
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Died: April 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London
Died: May 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 26 Cristóbal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: March 24

 27 Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant.
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Famous As: American pianist
Birthdate: December 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: August 14

 28 C. Day Lewis

C. Day Lewis.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintubber
Died: May 22

 29 Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Community Organizer
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 12

 30 Barbara Daly Baekeland

Barbara Daly.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 17

 31 Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1

 32 Emil Maurice

Emil Maurice
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westermoor
Died: February 6

 33 Franz Halder

Franz Halder
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier, Writer, Diarist
Birthdate: June 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg
Died: April 2

 34 Bruce Cabot

Bruce Cabot
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Died: May 3
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Joi Lansing

Joi Lansing
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: August 7
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 36 Igor Sikorsky

Igor Sikorsky.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: October 26

 37 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: January 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Gotha, Germany
Died: November 28

 38 Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
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Famous As: Former King of Nepal
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: January 31

 39 Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: April 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario
Died: December 27

 40 Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell.
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Famous As: Journalist, Radio Personality
Birthdate: April 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: February 20
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 41 Geeta Dutt

Geeta Dutt
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Faridpur District
Died: July 20

 42 Walter Jackson Freeman II

Walter Jackson Freeman II
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: American physician
Birthdate: November 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 31

 43 Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz trumpeter
Birthdate: July 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 19

 44 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: June 28

 45 Paul Hausser

Paul Hausser.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: October 7, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: December 21

 46 Lance Reventlow

Lance Reventlow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 24

 47 Berry Oakley

Berry Oakley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 11

 48 Nigel Green

Nigel Green
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Died: May 15
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 49 Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died: October 9

 50 Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka
Died: April 16