Famous Deaths in September 1980

  • 2nd William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
  • 3rd Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • 3rd Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies at 76
  • 3rd Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 3rd Dirch Passer, Danish actor (b. 1926
  • 4th Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 5th Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48

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

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • 8th Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies
  • 8th Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84
  • 9th John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 11th Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
  • 12th Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
  • 15th Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 17th Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay
  • 17th Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
  • 18th K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • 20th Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • 21st Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
  • 25th John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
  • 25th Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 25th Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 25th Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)