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'
Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian, American
Gangster

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British
Film Director and Producer

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician
Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
 

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin
Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher
Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Mae WestMae West
American
Actress

Otto FrankOtto Frank
Swiss, German, Dutch
Father of Anne Frank

Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress

Bill EvansBill Evans
American
 
Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher

George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor

Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 
Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist

Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor
David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor

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Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat
William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Former President of Pakistan

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

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer
Bobby VanBobby Van
American
Actor
Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician

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

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet
William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

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

Lou HoltzLou Holtz
American
Actor
Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor

Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
President
Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor

Darby CrashDarby Crash
American
Singer
Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor

Joe DassinJoe Dassin
French
Singer-songwriter
Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant

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

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist
Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer

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

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

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,
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
British
Actor, Stage actor
Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent

K. B. SundarambalK. B. Sundarambal
Indian
Actor, Singer

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

John Howard GriffinJohn Howard Griffin
American
Journalist
Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
American
Pilot

Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
Indonesian
Politician

Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur

MantovaniMantovani
Italian, British
Musician
Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,

Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
Polish
Mathematician, Cryptologist
Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter
Luis Muñoz MarínLuis Muñoz Marín
Puerto Rican
Journalist