Famous Deaths in October 1980

  • Oct 2 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • Oct 6 Hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink, Carry On films), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 6 Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
  • Oct 6 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies
  • Oct 10 Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • Oct 10 William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascal), dies at 49
  • Oct 14 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • Oct 15 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Oct 15 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
  • Oct 16 Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
  • Oct 21 Hans Asperger, Austrian psychologist (b. 1906)
  • Oct 24 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
  • Oct 26 Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • Oct 27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • Oct 28 Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63