Famous Deaths in February 1980

  • 1st Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1st Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • 1st Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
  • 2nd William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
  • 7th Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • 7th Katherine Emery, actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • 7th Secondo Campini, Italian jet pioneer (b. 1904)
  • 8th Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)
  • 9th Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • 9th Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • 12th Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • 12th Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 13th David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • 14th Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • 16th Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
  • 17th Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76
  • 17th Jerry Fielding, composer (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
  • 18th Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
  • 19th Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC), dies at 33
  • 20th Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
  • 21st Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78
  • 22nd Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 22nd Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 22nd Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 23rd Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
  • 27th George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
  • 28th Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
  • 29th Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
  • 29th Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)