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'
Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
 

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British
Film Director and Producer

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Mae WestMae West
American
Actress
John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin

Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher
Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian, American
Gangster

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
David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor

Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor
Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor

George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 

Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat

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

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Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador
William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

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

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

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

Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
American
Bank Robber
Willard Frank LibbyWillard Libby
American
Physical Chemist

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
American
Physicist, Mathematician

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman
William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
British
Secret agent during World War II
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter
Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician

Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins
American
American football player
Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor

Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
Politician

Lou HoltzLou Holtz
American
Actor
Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant
Joe DassinJoe Dassin
French
Singer-songwriter

Dixie DeanDixie Dean
British
Footballer
Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer

Darby CrashDarby Crash
American
Singer

Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor
Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
British
Actor, Stage actor

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter
Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter

Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,
Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
American
Pilot
K. B. SundarambalK. B. Sundarambal
Indian
Actor, Singer

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score
Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
Indonesian
Politician

Professor LonghairProfessor Longhair
American
pianist, street artist,musician, singer

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
Israeli
Politician, Military personnel

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,
Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
Portuguese
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian
Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur

MantovaniMantovani
Italian, British
Musician
William Hood SimpsonWilliam Hood Simpson
American
Army Officer
Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter