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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 John Lennon

John Lennon
81
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 8

 2 Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders
24
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of KFC
Birthdate: September 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henryville, Indiana, United States
Died: December 16
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States
Died: March 31
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Steven McQueen

Steven McQueen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Died: November 7

 5 Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England
Died: April 29

 6 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
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Famous As: Shah of Iran (1941-79)
Birthdate: October 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: July 27

 7 Bon Scott

Bon Scott
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19
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 8 Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: July 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 John Bonham

John Bonham
6
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redditch, England, UK
Died: September 25

 10 Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley
10
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: British Politician
Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: December 3

 11 Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15

 12 Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: September 16

 13 Otto Frank

Otto Frank
6
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Father of Anne Frank
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Hesse-Nassau
Died: August 19

 14 Mae West

Mae West
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 22
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 15 Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Germany (1945)
Birthdate: September 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grünau, Berlin, Germany
Died: December 24

 16 George Raft

George Raft
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: November 24
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten
3
Famous As: Playboy Playmate, Model
Birthdate: February 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: August 14
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 28

 19 Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: July 31

 20 Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stretford
Died: May 18

 21 Óscar Romero

Óscar Romero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador
Birthdate: August 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador
Died: March 24

 22 David Janssen

David Janssen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naponee, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 13
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20

 24 Bill Evans

Bill Evans
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 15

 25 Strother Martin

Strother Martin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Died: August 1
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 Angelo Bruno

Angelo Bruno
5
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: May 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villalba, Sicily, Italy
Died: March 21

 27 Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan
2
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: December 31

 28 Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 5
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 29 Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day
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Famous As: Journalist, Social Activist
Birthdate: November 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 29

 30 Milburn Stone

Milburn Stone
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burrton, Kansas, United States
Died: June 12
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 31 Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kumrovec
Died: May 4

 32 Seretse Khama

Seretse Khama
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: July 13

 33 William O. Douglas

William O. Douglas
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maine Township, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 19

 34 Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Died: March 25

 35 Douglas Kenney

Douglas Kenney
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Died: August 27

 36 Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm
2
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: March 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 18

 37 V. V. Giri

V. V. Giri
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Fourth President of India
Birthdate: August 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berhampur
Died: June 24

 38 Viktoria Luise of Prussia

Viktoria Luise of Prussia
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: September 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 11

 39 Henry Valentine Miller

Henry Valentine Miller
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorkville, Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 40 Raymond Bailey

Raymond Bailey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: April 15
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Hans Asperger

Hans Asperger
1
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Paediatrician
Birthdate: February 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 21

 42 Romain Gary

Romain Gary
1
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: December 2

 43 Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: July 24
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 Darby Crash

Darby Crash
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA
Died: December 7

 45 Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton
1
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Bank Robber
Birthdate: June 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Died: November 2

 46 Tex Avery

Tex Avery
1
Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: February 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taylor, Texas, United States
Died: August 26
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka
2
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 18

 48 Bobby Van

Bobby Van
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 31

 49 David A. Johnston

David A. Johnston
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Volcanologist
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 18

 50 Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland
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Famous As: Painter, Artist
Birthdate: August 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Streatham
Died: February 17