Famous Deaths for Year 1980

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 315

Jan 1st - Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
Jan 1st - Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
Jan 2nd - Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
Jan 3rd - Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
Jan 3rd - Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
Jan 3rd - Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
Jan 3rd - Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
Jan 3rd - Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69
Jan 7th - Carl White, rocker, dies
Jan 7th - Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
Jan 8th - Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
Jan 8th - John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
Jan 10th - George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86
Jan 10th - Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)
Jan 11th - Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
Jan 12th - Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies
Naturalist and Author Joy AdamsonNaturalist and Author Joy Adamson (Jan 3rd) Jan 13th - Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
Jan 14th - Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
Jan 16th - Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
Jan 17th - Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
Jan 18th - Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
Jan 19th - Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
Jan 19th - William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
Jan 22nd - Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
Jan 24th - Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), dies at 92
Jan 25th - David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
Jan 25th - Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)
Jan 29th - Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
Jan 29th - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
Jan 30th - Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
Jan 30th - 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
Jan 31st - J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
Feb 1st - Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
Feb 1st - Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
Feb 1st - Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
Feb 2nd - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
Feb 7th - Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88
Feb 7th - Katherine Emery, actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
Feb 7th - Secondo Campini, Italian jet pioneer (b. 1904)
Feb 8th - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)
Feb 9th - Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
Feb 9th - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
Feb 12th - Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
Feb 12th - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
Feb 13th - David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
Feb 14th - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
Feb 16th - Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
Feb 17th - Graham Sutherland, painter, dies
Feb 17th - Jerry Fielding, composer (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
Feb 18th - Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
Feb 19th - Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC), dies at 33
Feb 20th - Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
Feb 21st - Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78
Feb 22nd - Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
Feb 22nd - Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
Feb 22nd - Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
Feb 23rd - Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
Feb 27th - George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
Feb 28th - Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
Feb 29th - Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
Feb 29th - Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
Mar 1st - John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
Mar 1st - Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
Mar 1st - Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
Mar 5th - Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 67
Mar 5th - Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
Mar 9th - Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
Mar 10th - Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
Mar 12th - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
Mar 13th - Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
Mar 14th - Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician (b. 1902)
Mar 16th - Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
Mar 17th - Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
Mar 18th - Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
Mar 18th - Herman Griffith, cricketer (13 Tests for WI, 44 wickets), dies
Mar 21st - Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75
Mar 21st - Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
Mar 23rd - Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
Mar 24th - Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
Mar 25th - Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
Mar 25th - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Mar 25th - Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
Mar 25th - James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
Mar 26th - Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
Mar 28th - Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
Mar 28th - Jesse Owens, (Oly-gold-36), dies at the age of 66
Mar 29th - Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
Mar 31st - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
Apr 2nd - Dick Howorth, cricketer (England slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies
Apr 3rd - Luella Gear, actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
Apr 4th - Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)
Apr 9th - Kathleen Burke, dies
Apr 10th - Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
Apr 11th - Charlotte Henry, dies
Apr 11th - Florence Lake, dies
Apr 12th - Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
Apr 12th - William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup
Apr 12th - Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895)
Apr 13th - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
Apr 14th - Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
Writer Jean-Paul SartreWriter Jean-Paul Sartre (Apr 15th) Apr 15th - Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74
Apr 15th - Marshall Reed, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62
Apr 15th - Paul Langton, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76
Apr 15th - Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75
Apr 19th - Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
Apr 19th - Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
Apr 21st - Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
Apr 21st - Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)
Apr 22nd - Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72
Apr 22nd - Tommy Caldwell, rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
Apr 24th - Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
Apr 25th - Katia Mann, wife of German writer Thomas Mann (b. 1883)
Singer Jane FromanSinger Jane Froman (Apr 22nd) Apr 26th - Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
Apr 28th - Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies
Apr 29th - Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80
Apr 30th - Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
Apr 30th - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
May 2nd - Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies
May 2nd - George Pál, Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
May 4th - Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87
May 4th - Kay Hammond, actress (Blithe SPirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies
May 5th - Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
May 12th - Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
May 14th - Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock (Apr 29th) May 14th - Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79
May 18th - Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23
May 18th - Reid Blackburn, a photojournalist for National Geographic was also a victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1952)
May 18th - Harry Truman, victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1896)
May 18th - David A. Johnston, a U.S. Volcanoligist was also a victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1949)
May 20th - Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies
May 21st - Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
May 28th - Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
May 30th - Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
Jun 1st - [Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90
Jun 1st - Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
Jun 5th - Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70
Jun 7th - Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
Jun 7th - Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
Jun 7th - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
Jun 8th - Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
Jun 9th - Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
Jun 10th - Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
Jun 12th - Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75
Jun 12th - Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
Jun 18th - André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)
Jun 18th - Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
Jun 20th - Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68
Jun 21st - Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
Jun 23rd - John Laurie, actor (39 Steps, Jericho, Kidnapped), dies at 83
Jun 23rd - Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies

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