On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1972

  • Jun 2 Franz Philipp, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Godfried Devreese, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 8 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", dies at 70
  • Jun 12 Edmund Wilson, American writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • Jun 12 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
  • Jun 13 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • Jun 13 Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • Jun 13 Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German princess by her marriage to the diplomat Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and spy, dies at 80
  • Jun 20 Horst Salomon, writer, dies
  • Jun 20 Howard Johnson, US restaurant/hotel founder, dies at 75
  • Jun 21 Seth Bingham, American organist and composer (Six Pieces for Organ), dies at 90
  • Jun 23 Elton Britt, American country singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Saturday Night Jamboree), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Jun 25 Nat Fleischer, American boxing writer (established Ring Magazine), dies at 84
  • Jun 26 David Lichine [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

Person of interestPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Jun 28 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and applied statistician (Mahalanobis distance), whose birthdate is celebrated annually in India as "National Statistics Day", dies at 78

Scientist and Statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Scientist and Statistician
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis