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.

Vote for Your Favourite People Who Died In 1972

 1 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24

 2 Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
34
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 33rd President of the United States (1945 – 53)
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States
Died: December 26
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31

 4 Yip Man

Yip Man
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: December 2
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 5 Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah
10
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First President of Ghana
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27

 6 Dan Blocker

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

 7 M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Graphic artist
Birthdate: June 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: March 27
You May Like

 8 Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: January 27

 9 George Sanders

George Sanders
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 25
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound
8
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Idaho, United States
Died: November 1

 11 C. Rajagopalachari

C. Rajagopalachari
14
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor-General of India (1948-50)
Birthdate: December 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thorapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: December 25

 12 Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samundri, Punjab, British India
Died: May 29

 13 Joe Gallo

Joe Gallo
11
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)

 14 Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 14th Prime Minister of Canada (1963-68)
Birthdate: April 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Canada
Died: December 27

 15 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
4
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: June 28

 16 Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London
Died: May 22
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 17 Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
6
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

 18 Gustav Schwarzenegger

Gustav Schwarzenegger
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Birthdate: August 17, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: December 13

 19 Frederick IX of Denmark

Frederick IX of Denmark
1
Famous As: King of Denmark (1947-1972)
Birthdate: March 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorgenfri Palace, Lyngby, Denmark
Died: January 14
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 20 Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 Barbara Daly Baekeland

Barbara Daly Baekeland
5
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 17

 22 Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell
2
Famous As: Journalist, Radio Personality
Birthdate: April 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 20
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died: October 9

 24 Meena Kumari

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

 25 Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: October 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Acri Acri, Cosenza, Italy
Died: December 24

 26 Lee Morgan

Lee Morgan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz trumpeter
Birthdate: July 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 19

 27 Moe Berg

Moe Berg
1
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)

 28 Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy
1
Famous As: Indian painter
Birthdate: April 11, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bankura, West Bengal, India
Died: April 24

 29 C. Day Lewis

C. Day Lewis
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: British poet and Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972.
Birthdate: April 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintubber, Ireland
Died: May 22

 30 Cristóbal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga
2
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: January 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: March 24

 31 William Boyd

William Boyd
1
Famous As: Film Actor
Birthdate: June 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hendrysburg, Ohio, United States
Died: September 12

 32 Joi Lansing

Joi Lansing
1
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)

 33 Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
5
Famous As: Former King of Nepal
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: January 31

 34 Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Died: April 2

 35 Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan
0
Famous As: Former King of Jordan
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 7

 36 Marilyn Maxwell

Marilyn Maxwell
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: March 20

 37 Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
6
Famous As: Third King of Bhutan
Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trongsa
Died: July 21

 38 Max Fleischer

Max Fleischer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: July 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 25

 39 Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky
2
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Community Organizer
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 12

 40 Berry Oakley

Berry Oakley
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 11

 41 Gia Scala

Gia Scala
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Died: April 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Lillian Moller Gilbreth
2
Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 24, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: January 2

 43 Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Film director, Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nyack
Died: December 29

 44 S. R. Ranganathan

S. R. Ranganathan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: September 27

 45 Franz Halder

Franz Halder
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former general, chief of staff of the Army High Command (OKH) in Nazi Germany from 1938 until September 1942
Birthdate: June 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: April 2

 46 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: January 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Gotha, Germany
Died: November 28

 47 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi

Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 16, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 27

 48 Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiflis or Baku, Russian Empire
Died: September 17
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant
3
Famous As: American pianist
Birthdate: December 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: August 14

 50 Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 13