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In the year 1972

480 Notable deaths

Edward VIII

King of the united kingdom and its dominions in 1936.

Born June 23rd, 1894 in White Lodge.

Died May 28th, 1972 at 77 years old in Paris (laryngeal cancer).

Harry S Truman

President of the united states from 1945 to 1953.

Born May 8th, 1884 in Lamar. [ref]

Died December 26th, 1972 at 88 years old in Kansas City (pneumonia, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). [ref]

Jackie Robinson

American baseball player.

Born January 31st, 1919 in Cairo.

Died October 24th, 1972 at 53 years old in Stamford (myocardial infarction).

J. Edgar Hoover

American law enforcement administrator (1895–1972).

Born January 1st, 1895 in Washington, D.C.. [ref]

Died May 2nd, 1972 at 77 years old in Washington, D.C. (heart failure). [ref]

Ip Man

Hong kong martial artist (1893–1972).

Born October 1st, 1893 in Foshan.

Died December 2nd, 1972 at 79 years old in Hong Kong (head and neck cancer).

Dan Blocker

Hoss cartwright in bonanza.

Born December 10th, 1928 in Bowie County.

Died May 13th, 1972 at 43 years old in Los Angeles (pulmonary embolism).

Prithviraj Kapoor

Indian actor (1906-1972).

Born November 3rd, 1906 in Faisalabad.

Died May 29th, 1972 at 65 years old in Mumbai (cancer).

Roberto Clemente

Puerto rican baloncesto player (1934-1972).

Born August 18th, 1934 in Carolina.

Died December 31st, 1972 at 38 years old in San Juan (fall).

Meena Kumari

Indian actress and poet.

Born August 1st, 1933 in Dadar.

Died March 31st, 1972 at 38 years old in Mumbai (liver cirrhosis).

M. C. Escher

Dutch graphic artist (1898-1972).

Born June 17th, 1898 in Leeuwarden. [ref]

Died March 27th, 1972 at 73 years old in Laren, Hilversum. [ref]

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