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
09 October 1940, British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890, American
Founder of KFC

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
13 August 1899, British
Film Director and Producer

Peter SellersPeter Sellers
08 September 1925, British
 

John BonhamJohn Bonham
31 May 1948, British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
26 October 1919, Iranian
Last Shah of Iran
Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946, Australian, British, Scottish
 

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
07 May 1892, Yugoslav
 

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
21 June 1905, French
Philosopher

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 
Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
16 September 1891, German
Naval Officer

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
16 November 1896, French
British Politician
Mae WestMae West
17 August 1893, American
Actress

Mohammed RafiMohammed Rafi
24 December 1924, Indian
 

Jean PiagetJean Piaget
09 August 1896, Swiss
 
Otto FrankOtto Frank
12 May 1889, Swiss, German, Dutch
Father of Anne Frank

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
28 February 1960, Canadian
Model, Actress
Bill EvansBill Evans
16 August 1929, American
 

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
21 July 1911, Canadian
Philosopher

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer
Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893, American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

David JanssenDavid Janssen
27 March 1931, American
Actor
Strother MartinStrother Martin
26 March 1919, American
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
12 November 1915, French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
10 August 1894, Indian
Fourth President of India

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American
 
George RaftGeorge Raft
26 September 1895, American
Actor
Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
30 June 1901, American
Bank Robber

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
20 February 1904, Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
14 January 1904, British
Photographer
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
18 February 1906, Austrian
Paediatrician

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Willard Frank LibbyWillard Libby
17 December 1908, American
Physical Chemist

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

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John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
13 March 1899, American
Physicist, Mathematician
James Wright James Wright
13 December 1927, American
Poet

Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
24 March 1930, American
Actor
Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
15 August 1917, Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador

William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
25 June 1911, American
Biochemist

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
01 January 1917, Cameroonian
Statesman
George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
06 April 1904, British
Secret agent during World War II

Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
14 December 1948, Indian
politician
Ian CurtisIan Curtis
15 July 1956, British
Singer-songwriter

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
01 July 1921, Botswanan
President

Erich FrommErich Fromm
23 March 1900, German
Psychologist, Philosopher, University teacher,

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
04 February 1917, Pakistani
Diplomat

Tex AveryTex Avery
26 February 1908, American
Animator
Joe DassinJoe Dassin
07 November 1938, French
Singer-songwriter

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
21 May 1910, Italian
 

Dick HaymesDick Haymes
13 September 1918, Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer

Professor LonghairProfessor Longhair
19 December 1918, American
pianist, street artist,musician, singer
Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
05 December 1925, Nicaraguan
Politician

Paul SniderPaul Snider
15 April 1951, Canadian
Photographer
Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
16 May 1898, Polish, American
Painter

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
08 March 1921, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Tim HardinTim Hardin
23 December 1941, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
25 January 1938, Russian
Singer-songwriter

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
09 May 1904, British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
01 May 1939, Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
05 December 1901, American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,

Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
17 February 1904, German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,
Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
24 August 1903, British
Painter, Artist

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886, Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University
Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
23 March 1913, German
Painter

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
Pilot

Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
30 May 1912, British
Actor, Stage actor

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
16 October 1923, German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score
Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
23 March 1924, American
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
12 August 1902, Indonesian
Politician

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
18 July 1911, Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant

Mario BavaMario Bava
31 July 1914, Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,

John McEwenJohn McEwen
29 March 1900, Australian
Politician, Diplomat
Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
16 August 1905, Polish
Mathematician, Cryptologist

Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
28 July 1949, British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
02 April 1927, British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
10 October 1918, Israeli
Politician, Military personnel

Gene MarkeyGene Markey
11 December 1895, American
Officer, Screenwriter
Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
17 August 1906, Portuguese
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian

Len LyeLen Lye
05 June 1901, New Zealander
artist, film director, sculptor
Vinicius de MoraesVinicius de Moraes
19 October 1913, Brazilian
Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat,

Clyfford StillClyfford Still
30 November 1904, American
Painter

Philip GustonPhilip Guston
27 June 1913, American
Painter
Erich BauerErich Bauer
26 March 1900, German
Machinist

Maria MartinezMaria Martinez
1887 AD, American
potter
Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904, Swiss, Cuban
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
27 August 1912, Mexican
Socialite

Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von GersdorffRudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff
27 March 1905, German
Military personnel

Johnny OwenJohnny Owen
07 January 1956, British
Boxer
Dietrich von SauckenDietrich von Saucken
16 May 1892, German
Officer

Victor GruenVictor Gruen
18 July 1903, Austrian
Architect, Writer
Lewis MilestoneLewis Milestone
30 September 1895, Russian
Director

Alexander OparinAlexander Oparin
02 March 1894, Russian
biologist, biochemist, chemist

K. B. SundarambalK. B. Sundarambal
11 October 1908, Indian
Actor, Singer

Pascual JordanPascual Jordan
18 October 1902, German
Physicist, Politician, Academic, University
Sohrab SepehriSohrab Sepehri
07 October 1928, Iranian
Painter, Poet, Writer