Famous Deaths on January 3, 1980

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
  • Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), murdered at 69 by her servant

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)