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.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 8

 2 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

 3 Ludwig Guttmann

Ludwig Guttmann.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: July 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toszek
Died: March 18

 4 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
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 5 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville
Died: March 31

 6 John Bonham

John Bonham.
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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

 7 Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders.
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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)
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 8 Oswald Mosley

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

 9 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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Famous As: Last Shah of Iran
Birthdate: October 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran
Died: July 27

 10 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

 11 Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers.
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Died: July 24
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 12 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

 13 Ian Curtis

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

 14 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

 15 Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: September 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grünau, Berlin, Germany
Died: December 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Novelist
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15

 17 Sanjay Gandhi

Sanjay Gandhi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: June 23

 18 Dorothy Stratten

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

 19 Mohammed Rafi

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

 20 Mae West

Mae West.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bushwick
Died: November 22

 21 Jean Piaget

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

 22 Hattie Jacques

Hattie Jacques
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sandgate, Kent, England, UK
Died: October 6
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Otto Frank

Otto Frank.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Father of Anne Frank
Birthdate: May 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, German Empire
Died: August 19

 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 Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels.
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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)

 26 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

 27 Uttam Kumar

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

 28 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, New York, United States
Died: June 7

 29 Angelo Bruno

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

 30 David Janssen

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

 31 David A. Johnston

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

 32 Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: January 29

 33 Yahya Khan

Yahya Khan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Pakistan
Birthdate: February 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Punjab, Pakistan
Died: August 10

 34 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

 35 Marshall McLuhan

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

 36 Strother Martin

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

 37 Yootha Joyce

Yootha Joyce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wandsworth, England
Died: August 24

 38 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)

 39 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

 40 Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes.
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Famous As: French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville
Died: March 25

 41 George Raft

George Raft.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York
Died: November 24
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 Hans Asperger

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

 43 William O. Douglas

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

 44 Tex Avery

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

 45 Erich Fromm

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

 46 Óscar Romero

Óscar Romero.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop of San Salvador
Birthdate: August 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Barrios
Died: March 24

 47 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

 48 Paul Snider

Paul Snider
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: August 14

 49 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

 50 Bobby Van

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