Famous Deaths on December 31, 1980

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for England, legendary 6-hitter), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Marshall McLuhan, Canadian cultural philosopher, dies at 69

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Raoul Walsh, US director (High Sierra), dies at about 88