On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1980

  • Feb 1 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Feb 1 Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • Feb 1 Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1957, Tour de France 1960), dies at 49
  • Feb 2 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • Feb 7 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • Feb 9 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and writer (The White Lanes of Summer), dies at 79
  • Feb 12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • Feb 12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (The Book of the Dead), dies at 66
  • Feb 13 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • Feb 14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • Feb 16 Erich Hückel, German physicist and physical chemist, dies at 83
  • Feb 17 Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76

  • Feb 17 Jerry Fielding, American jazz musician and composer (Lively Ones, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
  • Feb 18 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Feb 19 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), dies at 33
  • Feb 20 Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
  • Feb 21 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter and graphic artist, dies at 93
  • Feb 22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • Feb 23 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
  • Feb 23 Enrico Celio, Swiss lawyer and President of Switzerland (1943), dies at 90
  • Feb 27 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
  • Feb 29 Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
  • Feb 29 Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
  • Feb 29 Yigal Allon, Israeli politician, dies at 61