Famous Deaths in July 1980

  • Jul 1 Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, dies at 74
  • 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 (b. 1913)
  • 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, composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 16 Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81
  • Jul 17 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), commits suicide at 68
  • Jul 17 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)

  • 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 Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)

Person of interestPeter Sellers

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

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 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

Person of interestMohammad Reza Pahlavi

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

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • Jul 28 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, dies at 95
  • Jul 29 Jan Tausinger, 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, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
  • Jul 31 Mohd. Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)