Deaths in History in October 1972

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

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

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • Oct 9 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • Oct 16 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887)
  • Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
  • Oct 22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies
  • 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