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
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

British

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
(Film Director and Producer)

13 August 1899

British

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
(Founder of KFC)

09 September 1890

American

Peter SellersPeter Sellers

08 September 1925

British

Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
(Last Shah of Iran)

26 October 1919

Iranian

Jesse OwensJesse Owens

12 September 1913

American

John BonhamJohn Bonham
(Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin)

31 May 1948

British

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Australian,British,Scottish

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
(British Politician)

16 November 1896

French

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
(Philosopher)

21 June 1905

French

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito

07 May 1892

Yugoslav

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
(Naval Officer)

16 September 1891

German

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Jean PiagetJean Piaget

09 August 1896

Swiss

Mae WestMae West
(Actress)

17 August 1893

American

Mohammed RafiMohammed Rafi

24 December 1924

Indian

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
(Model, Actress)

28 February 1960

Canadian

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Swiss,German,Dutch

Bill EvansBill Evans

16 August 1929

American

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Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
(Writer)

12 February 1884

American

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Philosopher)

21 July 1911

Canadian

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
(Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist)

10 February 1893

American

David JanssenDavid Janssen
(Actor)

27 March 1931

American

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
(French Literary Theorist & Philosopher)

12 November 1915

French

Strother MartinStrother Martin
(Actor)

26 March 1919

American

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Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

American

George RaftGeorge Raft
(Actor)

26 September 1895

American

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
(Fourth President of India)

10 August 1894

Indian

Romain GaryRomain Gary
(Diplomat)

21 May 1914

French

Hans AspergerHans Asperger
(Paediatrician)

18 February 1906

Austrian

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
(Former Premier of the Soviet Union)

20 February 1904

Russian,Russian

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Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
(Photographer)

14 January 1904

British

Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
(Bank Robber)

30 June 1901

American

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)

15 May 1890

American

Willard Frank LibbyWillard Libby
(Physical Chemist)

17 December 1908

American

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
(Poet, Essayist, Educator)

04 August 1913

American

John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
(Physicist, Mathematician)

13 March 1899

American

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James Wright James Wright
(Poet)

13 December 1927

American

Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
(Actor)

24 March 1930

American

Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
(Archbishop of San Salvador)

15 August 1917

Salvadoran

William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
(Biochemist)

25 June 1911

American

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
(Statesman)

01 January 1917

Cameroonian

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
(Secret agent during World War II)

06 April 1904

British

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Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
(politician)

14 December 1948

Indian

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
(Singer-songwriter)

15 July 1956

British

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
(President)

01 July 1921

Botswanan

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
(Diplomat)

04 February 1917

Pakistani

Erich FrommErich Fromm
(Psychologist, Philosopher, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist)

23 March 1900

German

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno

21 May 1910

Italian

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Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
(Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)

08 March 1921

Indian

Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
(Inventor, Entrepreneur)

23 March 1924

American

Joe DassinJoe Dassin
(Singer-songwriter)

07 November 1938

French

Paul SniderPaul Snider
(Photographer)

15 April 1951

Canadian

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
(Painter)

16 May 1898

Polish,American

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
(Politician)

05 December 1925

Nicaraguan

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Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
(Singer-songwriter)

25 January 1938

Russian

Dick HaymesDick Haymes
(Actor, Musician, Singer)

13 September 1918

Argentinian

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist)

09 May 1904

British,American

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
(Painter, Artist)

24 August 1903

British

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Writer)

05 December 1901

American

Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
(Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher)

17 February 1904

German

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Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
(Actor, Stage actor)

30 May 1912

British

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
(Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University teacher)

01 March 1886

Austrian,British

Tim HardinTim Hardin
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer)

23 December 1941

American

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
(Model, Model agent)

01 May 1939

Dutch,American

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
(Painter)

23 March 1913

German

Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
(Politician)

12 August 1902

Indonesian

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Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
(Pilot)
Professor LonghairProfessor Longhair
(pianist, street artist,musician, singer)

19 December 1918

American

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter)

02 April 1927

British

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
(Nazi concentration camp commandant)

18 July 1911

Austrian

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
(Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score composer)

16 October 1923

German

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
(Politician, Military personnel)

10 October 1918

Israeli

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Mario BavaMario Bava
(Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Writer, Responsible for special effects)

31 July 1914

Italian

Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
(Mathematician, Cryptologist)

16 August 1905

Polish

Gene MarkeyGene Markey
(Officer, Screenwriter)

11 December 1895

American