Famous Deaths in October 1972

  • Oct 1 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • Oct 4 Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
  • Oct 9 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • Oct 9 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
  • Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • Oct 16 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887)
  • Oct 17 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
  • Oct 22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 25 Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72

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Oct 26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • Oct 27 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
  • Oct 30 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • Oct 31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)