Famous People Who Died in July 1980

  • Jul 1 Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, dies at 74
  • Jul 3 James "Buster" Bennett, American blues saxophonist and blues shouter, dies at 66
  • Jul 4 Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
  • Jul 5 Archibald James Potter, Irish composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 6 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), dies of leukemia at 69
  • Jul 7 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces; The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • Jul 9 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist, dies at 66
  • Jul 10 Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor, dies at 92
  • Jul 11 BolesÅ‚aw Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 11 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
  • Jul 12 John W Davis, President (WV State college), dies at 92
  • Jul 13 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • Jul 14 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), dies at 49
  • Jul 15 Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
  • Jul 15 Henri Martelli, French composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 16 Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81
  • Jul 17 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 17 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68
  • Jul 18 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies at 76
  • Jul 22 Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
  • Jul 23 Keith Godchaux, American pianist, and singer (Grateful Dead, 1971-79 - "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away"), dies in a car accident at 32
  • Jul 23 Mollie Steimer, American political prisoner and anarchist agitator, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)

Peter Sellers

Jul 24 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

  • Jul 24 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • Jul 26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, dies at 52

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Jul 27 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran (Persia) (1941-79), dies in Cairo of splenomegaly at 60

  • Jul 28 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 30 Charles McGraw [Butters], American actor (Spartacus, The Birds, The Killers, Smith Family), dies after falling through a glass shower door at 66
  • Jul 30 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), dies of brain cancer at 49
  • Jul 31 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)