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'
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
American
Founder of KFC

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock
British
Film Director and Producer

Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
French
British Politician

Shah of IranMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian
Last Shah of Iran

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

Josip Broz TitoJosip Broz Tito
Yugoslav
 

Peter SellersPeter Sellers
British
 

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

Jesse OwensJesse Owens
American
 

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
 

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
American
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
Canadian
Philosopher

David JanssenDavid Janssen
American
Actor
Strother MartinStrother Martin
American
Actor

Milburn StoneMilburn Stone
American
Actor

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

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
Salvadoran
Archbishop of San Salvador
Dorothy DayDorothy Day
American
 

George RaftGeorge Raft
American
Actor

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
Russian, Russian
Former Premier of the Soviet Union

Romain GaryRomain Gary
French
Diplomat
Hans AspergerHans Asperger
Austrian
Paediatrician

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Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton
British
Photographer

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
Steve McQueenSteven McQueen
American
Actor

William Howard SteinWilliam Howard Stein
American
Biochemist

James Wright James Wright
American
Poet
André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
Cameroonian
Statesman

George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
British
Secret agent during World War II
Ian CurtisIan Curtis
British
Singer-songwriter

Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
Indian
politician

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
Botswanan
President

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Psychologist, Philosopher, University teacher,

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
Pakistani
Diplomat
Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Tex AveryTex Avery
American
Animator

Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
American
Actor

Joe DassinJoe Dassin
French
Singer-songwriter
Angelo BrunoAngelo Bruno
Italian
 

Darby CrashDarby Crash
American
Singer
Dick HaymesDick Haymes
Argentinian
Actor, Musician, Singer

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

Paul SniderPaul Snider
Canadian
Photographer
Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
Nicaraguan
Politician

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
Russian
Singer-songwriter

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
Dutch, American
Model, Model agent
Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
Polish, American
Painter
Graham SutherlandGraham Sutherland
British
Painter, Artist

Heinz LingeHeinz Linge
German
Painter

Jacqueline CochranJacqueline Cochran
Pilot

Hans MorgenthauHans Morgenthau
German
Judge, Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher,
Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith
British
Actor, Stage actor
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
German
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score

Bette Nesmith GrahamBette Nesmith Graham
American
Inventor, Entrepreneur

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

Mario BavaMario Bava
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer,

John McEwenJohn McEwen
Australian
Politician, Diplomat

Gene MarkeyGene Markey
American
Officer, Screenwriter

Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
Polish
Mathematician, Cryptologist
Steve Peregrin TookSteve Peregrin Took
British
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist,

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Marcelo CaetanoMarcelo Caetano
Portuguese
Politician, University teacher, Lawyer, Historian

Len LyeLen Lye
New Zealander
artist, film director, sculptor

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
Israeli
Politician, Military personnel
Vinicius de MoraesVinicius de Moraes
Brazilian
Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat,

Philip GustonPhilip Guston
American
Painter
Erich BauerErich Bauer
German
Machinist

Maria MartinezMaria Martinez
American
potter

Clyfford StillClyfford Still
American
Painter

Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
Mexican
Socialite
Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von GersdorffRudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff
German
Military personnel

Johnny OwenJohnny Owen
British
Boxer
Dietrich von SauckenDietrich von Saucken
German
Officer

Victor GruenVictor Gruen
Austrian
Architect, Writer
Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
Swiss, Cuban
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Lewis MilestoneLewis Milestone
Russian
Director
Alexander OparinAlexander Oparin
Russian
biologist, biochemist, chemist