Famous Deaths in August 1980

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Aug 1 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • Aug 1 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • Aug 2 Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
  • Aug 5 Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Aug 6 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • Aug 8 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
  • Aug 8 Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70
  • Aug 8 Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 9 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • Aug 9 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Aug 9 P K "Perker" Lee, cricketer (Australian bowler 1931-33, 2 Tests), dies
  • Aug 9 Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
  • Aug 11 Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • Aug 14 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
  • Aug 18 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 20 Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
  • Aug 20 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 21 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as South African capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
  • Aug 22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • Aug 22 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • Aug 23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • Aug 25 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
  • Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Aug 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • Aug 27 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)