Deaths in History in January 1972

  • Jan 3 Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • Jan 6 Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 7 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), dies at 57

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Jan 8 Kenneth Patchen, American writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
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Kenneth Patchen
  • Jan 10 Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • Jan 12 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • Jan 14 Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • Jan 16 Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • Jan 25 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jan 27 Richard Courant, German/American mathematician, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • Jan 31 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51