Famous People Who Died In 1980

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1980. This list includes people like John Lennon, Colonel Sanders, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Sellers, John Bonham and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, soldiers and artists who died in 1980. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & India and many more countries.

John LennonJohn Lennon
British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British, American
Film Director

John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician

Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
Film actor
Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran
Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer
Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher

Mae WestMae West
American
Actress

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress
George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor

David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor

Otto FrankOtto Frank
Swiss, German, Dutch
Father of Anne Frank
Bill EvansBill Evans
American
 

William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian, American
Gangster

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor

Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor
Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 
Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist

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Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador
Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
Indian
Fourth President of India

Bobby VanBobby Van
American
Actor
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician
Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
American
Bank Robber

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Willard Frank LibbyWillard Libby
American
Physical Chemist

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
American
Physicist, Mathematician

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
British
Secret agent during World War II
William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

Lou HoltzLou Holtz
American
Actor
Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter

Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins
American
American football player
Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor

Norman LloydNorman Lloyd
American
Pianist

Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
Politician
Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

Joe DassinJoe Dassin
French
Singer-songwriter
Darby CrashDarby Crash
American
Singer

Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor
Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer

Dixie DeanDixie Dean
British
Footballer

Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer
Paul R. WilliamsPaul R. Williams
American
Architect

John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor
Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician
Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter

Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter

Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
K. B. SundarambalK. B. Sundarambal
Indian
Actor, Singer
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
Welsh
Actor

Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
Indonesian
Politician

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist
Duncan RenaldoDuncan Renaldo
American
Actor

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
American
Pilot

John Howard GriffinJohn Howard Griffin
American
Journalist

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,
Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,

Philip GustonPhilip Guston
American
Painter
Elston HowardElston Howard
American
Baseball player
Luis Muñoz MarínLuis Muñoz Marín
Puerto Rican
Journalist