Famous Deaths in September 1980

  • Sep 2 William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 3 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • Sep 3 Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • Sep 3 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (b. 1926
  • Sep 4 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • Sep 5 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • Sep 8 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies
  • Sep 8 Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84

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Sep 8 Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
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Willard Libby
  • Sep 9 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • Sep 11 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 12 Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • Sep 15 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • Sep 17 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), assassinated in Paraguay at 54
  • Sep 17 Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • Sep 18 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • Sep 21 Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 25 John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
  • Sep 25 Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • Sep 25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • Sep 25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)