On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1972

Person of interestEzra Pound

Nov 1 Ezra Loomis Pound, American poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • Nov 5 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Billy Murcia, Colombian born American rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • Nov 7 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • Nov 14 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), dies at 71
  • Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Danny Whitten, American Guitarist and songwrite (Crazy Horse), dies of a drug overdose at 29
  • Nov 18 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Marie Wilson, American actress (The Story of Mankind, My Friend Irma), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 24 Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 52
  • Nov 25 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer, dies at 86
  • Nov 26 R. P. Keigwin, English academic, dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 28 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), dies at 96
  • Nov 29 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies
  • Nov 30 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 30 Valentin Ruiz Aznar, Spanish choirmaster, composer, and priest, dies at 70