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'
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British, American
Film Director

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 
Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 

John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin
Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
Film actor

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer
Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher

Mae WestMae West
American
Actress

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress

Otto FrankOtto Frank
Swiss, German, Dutch
Father of Anne Frank

Bill EvansBill Evans
American
 

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher

Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian, American
Gangster
David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor

Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador
Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist

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George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor
William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

Bobby VanBobby Van
American
Actor
Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician

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

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
American
Bank Robber

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

Willard Frank LibbyWillard Libby
American
Physical Chemist

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet
John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
American
Physicist, Mathematician

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
British
Secret agent during World War II
André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman

William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter
Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress

Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician
Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
Politician

Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Elizebeth Smith FriedmanElizebeth Smith Friedman
American
Author

Viktoria Luise of PrussiaViktoria Luise of Prussia
German
Princess

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist
Yootha JoyceYootha Joyce
British
Actor

Harry R. TrumanHarry R. Truman
American
Businessman

Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

Darby CrashDarby Crash
American
Singer
John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor
Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer

Joe DassinJoe Dassin
French
Singer-songwriter
Rachel RobertsRachel Roberts
Welsh
Actress

ShobaShoba
Indian
Actress
Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor

Alexey KosyginAlexey Kosygin
Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter
Victor Sen YungVictor Sen Yung
American
Actor

Dixie DeanDixie Dean
British
Footballer
David A. JohnstonDavid A. Johnston
American
Volcanologist

Paul R. WilliamsPaul R. Williams
American
Architect

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician

Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer
Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,
Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
Welsh
Actor

Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
American
Pilot

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant
William R. TolbertWilliam R. Tolbert
Liberian
Former President of Liberia

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,
Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score

Professor LonghairProfessor Longhair
American
pianist, street artist,musician, singer
Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter