On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in June 1972

  • 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 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 13 Georg von Bekesy, Hungarian-American physician and physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1961 - work on the inner ear), dies at 73
  • Jun 20 Horst Salomon, writer, dies
  • Jun 20 Howard Johnson, US restaurant/hotel founder, dies at 75
  • Jun 26 David Lichine [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

Prasanta 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