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.

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

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality

Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Mobster
George SandersGeorge Sanders
Spanish, Russian
Actor

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ezra PoundEzra Pound
American
Poet

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress
Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist

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

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
Irish, British
Poet
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

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

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
American, Russian
Aviator

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist
Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Military Leader

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Nepalese
Former King of Nepal

Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

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

Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

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

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

Wesley RugglesWesley Ruggles
American
Film Director

Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist
Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor

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

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
American
Astronomer
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
American
Politician

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician
Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach

Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress

Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist
Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician

William BoydWilliam Boyd
American
Film Actor
Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Jazz trumpeter

Nigel GreenNigel Green
British, South African
Actor

Joi LansingJoi Lansing
American
Model

Bruce CabotBruce Cabot
American
Actor

Marilyn MaxwellMarilyn Maxwell
American
Actress
Lance ReventlowLance Reventlow
British, American
Racing driver

Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and GothaPrincess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
German
Princess

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Max FleischerMax Fleischer
American
Animator
Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder
Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Austrian, Japanese
Politician

Erhard MilchErhard Milch
German
Politician, Military personnel

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
American
Musician
Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
American physician

Talal of JordanTalal of Jordan
Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
King
Erich von dem Bach-ZelewskiErich von dem Bach-Zelewski
German
Politician, Military personnel

Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster

Tom NealTom Neal
American
Actor
James Francis ByrnesJames Francis Byrnes
American
 

Geoffrey FisherGeoffrey Fisher
British
Archbishop
John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer

Violet TrefusisViolet Trefusis
British
Socialite

Gil HodgesGil Hodges
American
Baseball player
Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer
Carl T. HaydenCarl T. Hayden
American
Senator

Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

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

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician

Akim TamiroffAkim Tamiroff
Armenian, Russian, American
Actor

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
British, Scottish
Writer
Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer

Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham
American
Musician
Aspasia ManosAspasia Manos
Greek
Aristocrat

Sir Francis ChichesterSir Francis Chichester
British
Aviator
Zahir RaihanZahir Raihan
Bangladeshi
Novelist
Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Biologist, University teacher