Famous Deaths in 1980 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 314 of 314

  • Aug 9 Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
  • Aug 11 Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • Aug 14 Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
  • Aug 18 Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 20 Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
  • Aug 20 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Aug 21 Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as South African capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
  • Aug 22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • Aug 22 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (b. 1891)
  • Aug 23 Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • Aug 25 Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
  • Aug 26 Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Rosa Albach-Retty, German actress (b. 1874)
  • Aug 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • Aug 27 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
  • 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
Chemist
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)
  • 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
  • Nov 2 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies

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Nov 2 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Nov 3 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • Nov 4 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 6 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77

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Nov 7 Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50

  • Nov 7 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
  • Nov 12 Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch MP, dies at 54
  • Nov 16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • Nov 16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • Nov 18 Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  • Nov 21 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • Nov 22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 22 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

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Nov 22 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • Nov 22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • Nov 23 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 23 Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
  • Nov 24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • Nov 26 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
  • Nov 27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

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Nov 29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • Dec 1 Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
  • Dec 2 Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 3 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, dies at 84
  • Dec 4 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • Dec 5 Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies
  • Dec 7 Darby Crash, American Punk rocker (Germs), dies of an overdose at 22

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Dec 8 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Dec 12 Jean Lesage, politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • Dec 13 Harm van Riel, Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at 73
  • Dec 14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59

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Dec 16 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Dec 16 Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (b. 1900)
  • Dec 18 Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
  • Dec 21 Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
  • Dec 24 Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73

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Dec 24 Karl Dönitz, German admiral and last leader of Nazi Germany, dies of heart attack at 89

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • Dec 24 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • Dec 25 Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80
  • Dec 25 Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
  • Dec 25 Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, murdered
  • Dec 26 Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
  • Dec 28 Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
  • Dec 28 Jersey calf, lived 222 days with an artificial heart
  • Dec 29 Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
  • Dec 29 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • Dec 29 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • Dec 31 Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for England, legendary 6-hitter), dies

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Dec 31 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian cultural philosopher, dies at 69

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Dec 31 Raoul Walsh, US director (High Sierra), dies at about 88