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'
Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian, American
Gangster

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British
Film Director and Producer

Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
 
Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer
Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Mae WestMae West
American
Actress

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress

William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

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

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher
Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher

Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador

David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor
Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 

Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist
V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
Indian
Fourth President of India

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Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat

George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor

Bobby VanBobby Van
American
Actor
Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician
Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
American
Bank Robber

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

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
American
Poet, Essayist, Educator
John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
American
Physicist, Mathematician

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
British
Secret agent during World War II

William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter

Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician
Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer

Lou HoltzLou Holtz
American
Actor
Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist
Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
President

Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress
Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor

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

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter

Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer

Professor LonghairProfessor Longhair
American
pianist, street artist,musician, singer
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,
Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Dixie DeanDixie Dean
British
Footballer

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
British
Actor, Stage actor

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

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
Pilot

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,
Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
Indonesian
Politician

Luis Muñoz MarínLuis Muñoz Marín
Puerto Rican
Journalist
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist

Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur

Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,
Erich BauerErich Bauer
German
Machinist

MantovaniMantovani
Italian, British
Musician
Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
Polish
Mathematician, Cryptologist

K. B. SundarambalK. B. Sundarambal
Indian
Actor, Singer
Cicely CourtneidgeCicely Courtneidge
Australian, British
Actress

Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter
Yigal AllonYigal Allon
Israeli
Politician, Military personnel