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
J. Edgar HooverJ. Edgar Hoover
American
First Director of FBI

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
American
Professional baseball player

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
American
Poet
George SandersGeorge Sanders
Spanish, Russian
Actor

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
Dutch
Artist

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

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer
Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality

Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress
Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
Politician & Civil Rights Activist

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer
Miriam HopkinsMiriam Hopkins
American
Actress

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
British
King of United Kingdom
Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
Kenyan, British
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist
Jamini RoyJamini Roy
Indian
Indian painter

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan

Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
American
Mother of Modern Management
Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist

Max TheilerMax Theiler
South African
Virologist

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
German
Actor, Director

Walter LangWalter Lang
American
Film Director
Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist

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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

Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor
Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress

Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Criminal
Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach

Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
 
Emil MauriceEmil Maurice
German
Politician

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
American
Politician
Duke of WindsorDuke of Windsor
British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Cristóbal BalenciagaCristóbal Balenciaga
Spanish
Designer, Businessperson

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
Danish
King

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
Ukrainian, Russian
Aircraft designer

Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist
Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Musician

Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Officer, Military personnel

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
American
American Politician
Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
Japanese
Novelist

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

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
Indian
Mathematician, Librarian, Academic

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

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

John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster
Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator
Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer

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

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,
Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
American
Officer
Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer

Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat

Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
Israeli
Weightlifter
Harlow ShapleyHarlow Shapley
American
Astronomer

Solomon LefschetzSolomon Lefschetz
American
Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher

Richard CourantRichard Courant
German
Mathematician, University teacher

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
Italian
Novelist

Moshe WeinbergMoshe Weinberg
Israeli
Amateur wrestler
John GriersonJohn Grierson
British
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter

Andre SpitzerAndre Spitzer
Israeli
Fencer
Antonio SegniAntonio Segni
Italian
Politician

Nasir KazmiNasir Kazmi
Pakistani
Poet

Kim Du-hanKim Du-han
South Korean
autobiographer, politician
Georg von BékésyGeorg von Békésy
Hungarian, American
Hungarian researcher

Julian StewardJulian Steward
American
Anthropologist
Martin Dies, Jr.Martin Dies, Jr.
U.S. Representative

Ștefan ProcopiuȘtefan Procopiu
Romanian
Physicist, University teacher

James Francis ByrnesJames Francis Byrnes
American
 

Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-KalergiRichard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi
Austrian, Japanese
Politician
Ásgeir ÁsgeirssonÁsgeir Ásgeirsson
Icelander
Former President of Iceland

Sir (Alexander) Robert AtkinsSir (Alexander) Robert Atkins
British