The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1980

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

English director and producer
John Lennon

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

English singer and songwriter
Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget (1896 - 1980)

Swiss psychologist
Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

French philosopher and writer
John Bonham

John Bonham (1948 - 1980)

English drummer and songwriter
Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers (1925 - 1980)

British actor and comedian
Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980)

American track and field athlete
Bon Scott

Bon Scott (1946 - 1980)

Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and musician
Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito (1892 - 1980)

Yugoslav politician
Mae West

Mae West (1893 - 1980)

American actress
Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders (1890 - 1980)

American businessman, founded KFC
Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis (1956 - 1980)

English singer-songwriter
Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi (1924 - 1980)

Indian actor and singer
Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980)

Canadian author and theorist
Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz (1891 - 1980)

German navy officer
Henry Miller

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

American author and painter
Óscar Romero

Óscar Romero (1917 - 1980)

Salvadoran archbishop
Otto Frank

Otto Frank (1889 - 1980)

German businessman and Holocaust victim, father of Anne Frank
Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

French critic, theorist, and philosopher
Bill Evans

Bill Evans (1929 - 1980)

American pianist and composer
Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante (1893 - 1980)

American actor and singer
Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley (1896 - 1980)

English politician
Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

German psychoanalyst
Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980)

American journalist and activist
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884 - 1980)

American daughter of Theodore Roosevelt
Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten (1960 - 1980)

Canadian-American model and actress
Tex Avery

Tex Avery (1908 - 1980)

American animator, producer, and voice actor
Joe Dassin

Joe Dassin (1938 - 1980)

American singer-songwriter
George Raft

George Raft (1901 - 1980)

American actor
Willie Sutton

Willie Sutton (1901 - 1980)

American bank robber
Milton H. Erickson

Milton H. Erickson (1901 - 1980)

American psychiatrist
Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar (1926 - 1980)

Bengali actor and singer
Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton (1904 - 1980)

English photographer
Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka (1886 - 1980)

Austrian painter and poet
Hans Morgenthau

Hans Morgenthau (1904 - 1980)

German philosopher
Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin (1941 - 1980)

Singer, songwriter
Anastasio Somoza Debayle

Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925 - 1980)

Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua
Vinicius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes (1913 - 1980)

Brazilian poet and songwriter
Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980)

Aviator, test pilot, spokesperson, and businessperson
Bert Kaempfert

Bert Kaempfert (1923 - 1980)

Orchestra leader, Composer
Mario Bava

Mario Bava (1914 - 1980)

Film director, screenwriter, special effects artist and cinematographer
Mohammad Hatta

Mohammad Hatta (1902 - 1980)

Indonesian politician, 1st List of Vice Presidents of Indonesia|Vice President of Indonesia
Bette Nesmith Graham

Bette Nesmith Graham (1924 - 1980)

Inventor, businesswoman
Bette Nesmith

Bette Nesmith (1924 - 1980)

Inventor, businesswoman
Alejo Carpentier

Alejo Carpentier (1904 - 1980)

Swiss-Cuban author