Famous people died in 1972 - page 2

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Adam Clayton Powell Junior was a well-known pastor, a civil rights activist and a renowned politician of the 20th century United States

AmericanNovember 29, 1908206 views

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian statistician who devised the Mahalanobis distance

IndianJune 29, 189377 views

J. Edgar Hoover

J Edgar Hoover served as first director of Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935 until 1972

AmericanJanuary 1, 1895108 views

Edward VIII of the United Kingdom

Edward VIII was the shortest reigning King of United Kingdom and the only British sovereign to voluntarily retire from the throne

BritishJune 23, 189487 views

M. C. Escher


DutchJune 17, 1898213 views

Yip Man

The famous martial arts trainer is known for establishing the first Wing Chun training school and teaching the likes of Bruce Lee

ChineseOctober 1, 1893369 views

Louis Leakey

Louis Leakey was a Kenyan-British anthropologist who findings greatly altered conceptions about the origins and course of the evolution of human life

KenyanAugust 7, 1903170 views

Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier was a French actor and singer best known for the song ‘Thank Heaven for Little Girls’

FrenchSeptember 12, 188898 views

C. Rajagopalachari

Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician and writer

IndianDecember 10, 1878133 views

Jamini Roy

Jamini Roy was a path-breaking artist who started the trend of coming up with painting rich in folk art tradition

IndianApril 11, 1887159 views