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

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

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

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

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

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress
Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Fashion Designer

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

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

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader
Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
British
King of United Kingdom

Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality
Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist

Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress
Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management
Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan

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Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist
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

Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
British
Former King of the United Kingdom
Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor

Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician
Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
Danish
King

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

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Jazz trumpeter

Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician
Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder

Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model
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

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician
Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King

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

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer
Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster

Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer
Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch

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
Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

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

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer
Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer

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

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer
Ted ShawnTed Shawn
American
Dancer
Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer

Frank TashlinFrank Tashlin
American
Animator

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist
Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
Israeli
Weightlifter

Richard CourantRichard Courant
German
Mathematician, University teacher

Edgar SnowEdgar Snow
Swiss, American
Journalist

Ferde GroféFerde Grofé
American
Composer

Henry DreyfussHenry Dreyfuss
American
Industrial Designer
John GriersonJohn Grierson
British
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

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

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University
Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
American
Astronomer
José LimónJosé Limón
Mexican, American
Dancer