Deaths in History in January 1980

  • Jan 1 Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
  • Jan 3 Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38

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Jan 3 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), murdered at 69 by her servant

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
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Joy Adamson
  • Jan 8 Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
  • Jan 8 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 10 George Meany, American labor leader ((AFL-CIO), dies at 86
  • Jan 11 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • Jan 14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • Jan 16 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
  • Jan 18 Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
  • Jan 19 William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81