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.

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician
John LennonJohn Lennon
British
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British
Film Director and Producer

Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
 

John BonhamJohn Bonham
British
Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin
Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
French
Philosopher

Bon ScottBon Scott
Australian, British, Scottish
 
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

Karl DönitzKarl Dönitz
German
Naval Officer

Mae WestMae West
American
Actress
Dorothy StrattenDorothy Stratten
Canadian
Model, Actress

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

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher
Jay SilverheelsJay Silverheels
Canadian
Actor

David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor

Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador

Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
Indian
Fourth President of India
Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 

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

George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor
Bobby VanBobby Van
American
Actor

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Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician

Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat

Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Willie SuttonWillie Sutton
American
Bank Robber

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

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

Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

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

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter

Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician
Lou HoltzLou Holtz
American
Actor

Douglas KenneyDouglas Kenney
Screenwriter

Uttam KumarUttam Kumar
Indian
Actor

Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian
 
Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist, Philosopher, University teacher,
Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
President

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Diplomat

Hattie JacquesHattie Jacques
British
Actress
Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
John LaurieJohn Laurie
Scottish
Actor

Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor

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

Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

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

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

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent
Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer
Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter

Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist
Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
Pilot

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

Gustav WagnerGustav Wagner
Austrian
Nazi concentration camp commandant
Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
Indonesian
Politician

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
British
Actor, Stage actor

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,

Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,
Yigal AllonYigal Allon
Israeli
Politician, Military personnel

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Vinicius de MoraesVinicius de Moraes
Brazilian
Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat,

Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter

Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur

Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
Polish
Mathematician, Cryptologist
Erich BauerErich Bauer
German
Machinist

Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
Portuguese
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian
John McEwenJohn McEwen
Australian
Politician, Diplomat

Philip GustonPhilip Guston
American
Painter
Clyfford StillClyfford Still
American
Painter

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
Swiss, Cuban
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,
Alexander OparinAlexander Oparin
Russian
biologist, biochemist, chemist