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

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

Roberto ClementeRoberto Clemente
Puerto Rican
 

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
Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
American
Community Organizer

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
American
Singer, Television Personality
Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
British
Actress

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

Barbara DalyBarbara Daly Baekeland
American
Socialite

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer
Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
British
King of United Kingdom

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

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
American
American pianist

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Bhutanese
Third King of Bhutan

Yip ManYip Man
Chinese
Martial Artist
Max TheilerMax Theiler
South African
Virologist

Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist

Edward Calvin KendallEdward Calvin Kendall
American
Biochemist

William DieterleWilliam Dieterle
German
Actor, Director
Walter LangWalter Lang
American
Film Director

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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

Joe GalloJoe Gallo
Italian, American
Criminal
Dan BlockerDan Blocker
American
Actor

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Indian
Actress
Moe BergMoe Berg
American
Baseball coach

Prithviraj KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor
Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Gustav SchwarzeneggerGustav Schwarzenegger
Austrian
 
Franz HalderFranz Halder
German
Soldier, Writer, Diarist

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

Gia ScalaGia Scala
British, American
Actress

Frederick IX of DenmarkFrederick IX of Denmark
Danish
King
Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
Ukrainian, Russian
Aircraft designer

Geeta DuttGeeta Dutt
Indian
Actor, Singer

Lee MorganLee Morgan
American
Musician

Charles AtlasCharles Atlas
Italian, American
Bodybuilder
Paul HausserPaul Hausser
German
Officer, Military personnel

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

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

Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter
American
Singer
Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
Nepalese
Monarch

Sonia GreeneSonia Greene
American
Writer
Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell
American
Film director, Sculptor, Painter

John BerrymanJohn Berryman
American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Paul RiccaPaul Ricca
American
mobster

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Biologist, University teacher
Marianne MooreMarianne Moore
American
Poet, Writer
Natalie Clifford BarneyNatalie Clifford Barney
American
Playwright

Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
Bangladeshi
musician, composer, music educator

Karl SilberbauerKarl Silberbauer
Austrian
Officer

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

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

Andrei TupolevAndrei Tupolev
Russian
Designer

Paul-Henri SpaakPaul-Henri Spaak
Belgian
Politician, Diplomat
Yossef RomanoYossef Romano
Israeli
Weightlifter

John GriersonJohn Grierson
British
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter
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
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
Sir Francis ChichesterSir Francis Chichester
British
Aviator

James Francis ByrnesJames Francis Byrnes
American
 
C. Day-LewisC. Day-Lewis
Irish, British
British poet