1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1972nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 972nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1970s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s  1990s  2000s
Years: 1969 1970 197119721973 1974 1975

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Mahalia Jackson
Mahendra of Nepal

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Maria Goeppert Mayer

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Meena Kumari

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Heinrich Lübke
George Sanders
Kwame Nkrumah

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J. Edgar Hoover
Edward VIII

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Paul-Henri Spaak

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Ásgeir Ásgeirsson

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Antonio Segni
Yip Man
Harry S. Truman
Lester B. Pearson

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