Died in 1972

1
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)
Baseball Player
2
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
Poet
3
Roberto Clemente (1934-1972)
Baseball Player
4
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
US President
5
Yip Man (1893-1972)
Teacher
6
Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972)
Gospel Singer
7
Edward VIII (1894-1972)
King
8
Neilia Hunter (1942-1972)
Political Wife
9
Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972)
Politician
10
Joi Lansing (1928-1972)
TV Actress
11
J Edgar Hoover (1895-1972)
Law Enforcement Officer
12
Lester B. Pearson (1897-1972)
Politician
13
James K. Baxter (1926-1972)
Poet
14
MC Escher (1898-1972)
Graphic Designer
15
Max Fleischer (1883-1972)
Cartoonist
16
Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (1919-1972)
Pianist
17
Fred McDowell (1904-1972)
Guitarist
18
Dan Blocker (1928-1972)
TV Actor
19
Meena Kumari (1932-1972)
Movie Actress
20
George Sanders (1906-1972)
TV Actor
21
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (1908-1972)
Politician
22
Carl Hayden (1877-1972)
Politician
23
Kenny Dorham (1924-1972)
Trumpet Player
24
Lee Morgan (1938-1972)
Trumpet Player
25
Yaakov Herzog (1921-1972)
Politician
26
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893-1972)
Mathematician
27
Howard Deering Johnson (1897-1972)
Entrepreneur
28
Prescott Bush (1895-1972)
Politician
29
Louis Leakey (1903-1972)
Archeologist
30
Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972)
Fashion Designer
31
Walter Winchell (1897-1972)
Radio Host
32
Gil Hodges (1924-1972)
Baseball Player
33
Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972)
Pilot
34
Steven L. Bennett (1946-1972)
Pilot
35
Ghassan Kanafani (1936-1972)
Politician
36
Clarice Cliff (1899-1972)
37
Tom Neal (1914-1972)
Movie Actor
38
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972)
Engineer
39
Harlow Shapley (1885-1972)
Astronomer
40
José Limón (1908-1972)
Choreographer
41
Betty Smith (1896-1972)
Novelist
42
Marie Wilson (1916-1972)
Movie Actress
43
Walter Jackson Freeman II (1895-1972)
Doctor
44
William Manuel Johnson (1872-1972)
Bassist
45
Alexander Uninsky (1910-1972)
Pianist
46
Brandon Dewilde (1942-1972)
Movie Actor
47
Clyde McPhatter (1932-1972)
R&B Singer
48
Louella Parsons (1881-1972)
Screenwriter