Famous Deaths in December 1972

  • Dec 1 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • Dec 2 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
  • Dec 3 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • Dec 5 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • Dec 6 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
  • Dec 7 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
  • Dec 8 George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
  • Dec 9 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • Dec 10 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
  • Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
  • Dec 11 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75
  • Dec 17 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 21 Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
  • Dec 23 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], body builder, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • Dec 24 Charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79
  • Dec 24 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Harry Truman, 33rd US President (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Dec 29 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 31 Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente