The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1972

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972)

American baseball player
J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (1884 - 1972)

American politician, 33rd President of the United States
Yip Man

Yip Man (1893 - 1972)

Chinese martial artist
M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972)

Dutch illustrator
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

American poet
Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente (1934 - 1972)

Puerto Rican baseball player
Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (1904 - 1972)

Irish poet and writer
Louis Leakey

Louis Leakey (1903 - 1972)

Kenyan-British paleoanthropologist and archaeologist
Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah (1909 - 1972)

Ghanaian politician, 1st President of Ghana
Prescott Bush

Prescott Bush (1895 - 1972)

American banker and politician
Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson (1897 - 1972)

Canadian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas (1892 - 1972)

Italian bodybuilder
Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier (1888 - 1972)

French actor and singer
Neilia Hunter Biden

Neilia Hunter Biden (1942 - 1972)

Joe Biden's first wife
Igor Sikorsky

Igor Sikorsky (1889 - 1972)

Russian-American aviation pioneer
Naomi Christina Biden

Naomi Christina Biden (1971 - 1972)

Joe Biden's first daughter
Janet Munro

Janet Munro (1934 - 1972)

English actress
Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell (1897 - 1972)

Journalist, commentator
Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

American pianist, composer, and actor
Lance Reventlow

Lance Reventlow (1936 - 1972)

Racing driver, Woolworth heir
Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins (1902 - 1972)

American actress
Gil Hodges

Gil Hodges (1924 - 1972)

United States Marine
Henri Coanda

Henri Coanda (1886 - 1972)

Romanian inventor
Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren (1894 - 1972)

American poet and literary critic
Carl Hayden

Carl Hayden (1877 - 1972)

American federal politician
Francis Chichester

Francis Chichester (1901 - 1972)

New Zealand yacht racer
Gene Austin

Gene Austin (1900 - 1972)

American singer and songwriter
Dan Blocker

Dan Blocker (1928 - 1972)

American actor
Gabby Hartnett

Gabby Hartnett (1900 - 1972)

American baseball player and coach
Howard Deering Johnson

Howard Deering Johnson (1897 - 1972)

entrepreneur, restaurant and hotel industry executive
Zack Wheat

Zack Wheat (1888 - 1972)

American baseball player
Norman Norell

Norman Norell (1900 - 1972)

Fashion designer
Dave Bancroft

Dave Bancroft (1891 - 1972)

American baseball player, coach, manager