People Who Died in The Eighties, 1980
January 01Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
January 01Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88
January 02Larry Williams, rocker, dies at 44
January 03Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
January 03Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
January 03Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
January 03Joy Adamson, author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69
January 07Carl White, rocker, dies
January 07Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
January 08Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90
January 10George Meany, labor leader, dies at 86
January 12Hans Ebeling, cricketer (Vict stalwart, bowled for Aust 1934), dies
January 13André Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
January 16Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
January 17Barbara Britton, actress (Pamela-Mr & Mrs North), dies at 59
January 18Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
January 19Richard Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 69
January 19William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
January 22Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
January 25David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
January 28Jimmy Durante, NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
January 29Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
January 29Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
January 30Lil Dagover, actress (Destiny, Spiders), dies at 82
January 30Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans music, dies at 61
January 31J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
February 01Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
February 01Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
February 02William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
February 07Ernst Kunz, composer, dies at 88
February 07Katherine Emery, actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
February 09Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
February 12Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
February 13David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
February 17Graham Sutherland, painter, dies
February 17Jerry Fielding, composer (Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes), dies at 57
February 18Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
February 19Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
February 20Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
February 21Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78
February 22Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
February 22Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
February 22Richard Kallman, actor (Verboten, Hell Canyon Outlaws), dies at 46
February 23Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
February 27George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
February 28Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
February 29Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
March 01John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
March 05Jay Silverheels, actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), dies at 60
March 05Winifred Wagner-William, German World Festival organizer, dies at 82
March 09Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
March 10Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
March 13Tauno Kullerve Pylkkanen, composer, dies at 61
March 17Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (Vrai Visage de la Paix), dies at 68
March 18Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79
March 18Herman Griffith, cricketer (13 Tests for WI, 44 wickets), dies
March 21Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75
March 24Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
March 26Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
March 28Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
March 28Jesse Owens, (Oly-gold-36), dies at the age of 66
March 29... Mantovani, orch leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
April 02Dick Howorth, cricketer (Engld slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies
April 03Luella Gear, actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
April 09Kathleen Burke, dies
April 10Kay Medford, actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies at 65
April 11Charlotte Henry, dies
April 11Florence Lake, dies
April 12Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies
April 12William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup
April 14Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
April 15Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74
April 15Marshall Reed, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62
April 15Paul Langton, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76
April 15Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75
April 16Alf Sjöberg, dir (Fadern, Oen, Domaren), dies in a car crash at 76
April 16Jean Paul Sartre, writer, dies at 74
April 19Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
April 19Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
April 22Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72
April 23Jane Froman, US singer (JF's USA Canteen), dies at 72
April 24Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
April 26Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
April 28Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies
April 28Tommy Caldwell, rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
April 29Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80
April 30Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
May 02Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies
May 04Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87
May 04Kay Hammond, actress (Blithe SPirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies
May 05Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
May 12Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
May 14Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
May 14Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79
May 17Joseph M "Joop" Lücker, Dutch editor-in-chief (Volkskrant), dies at 65
May 18Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23
May 20Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies
May 21Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
May 30Carl Radle, bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
May 30Timmy Caldwell, rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
June 01[Richard] Rube Marquard, US baseball pitcher, dies at 90
June 05Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70
June 07Henry [Valentine] Miller, US writer (Tropic of Capricorn), dies at 88
June 07Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
June 09Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
June 10Denys Morkel, S Afr cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
June 12Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75
June 20Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer, dies at 68
June 23John Laurie, actor (39 Steps, Jericho, Kidnapped), dies at 83
June 23Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies
June 23Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
June 23Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies
June 27Steve Peregrin Took, percussionist (T-Rex), dies at 31
June 28Heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79
June 28Herbie Faye, comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
June 28José Iturbi, Spanish/US pianist (Pequeña danza Española), dies at 84
June 28Yoshiro Irino, composer, dies at 58
June 30Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies
July 01Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
July 05Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
July 06Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey), dies of leukemia at 69
July 07Reginald Gardiner, actor (Great Dictator), dies at 77
July 11Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
July 11Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
July 12John W Davis, Pres (WV State college), dies at 92
July 13Seretse Khama, 1st president of Botswana, dies
July 15Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
July 15Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
July 17Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68
July 18Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
July 22Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
July 24Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54
July 26Alan Hoskins, dies
July 27Pahlawi Mohammed Reza, shah of Persia (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60
July 28Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
July 29Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
July 30Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
July 30Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
July 31Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49
August 01Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
August 02Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
August 06Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
August 08Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63
August 08Jacqueline Cochrane, US pilot/1st female faster than sound, dies at 70
August 09Elliott Nugent, actor (Romance), dies
August 09Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
August 09P K "Perker" Lee, cricketer (Australian bowler 1931-33, 2 Tests), dies
August 14Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
August 18Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65
August 20Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, dies at 91
August 21Jack Cheetham, cricketer (15 Tests as S Afr capt, won 7 lost 5), dies
August 23Norman Shelley, English radio actor (Churchill's Speech), dies at 77
August 25Gower Champion, dancer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 60
August 26Miliza Korjus, actress (Great Waltz), dies at 71
August 26Tex Avery, cartoon director (What's up, doc?), dies at 72
August 27Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
September 02William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
September 03Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
September 03Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies at 76
September 03Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
September 04Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
September 05Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
September 08Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies
September 08Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84
September 11Jose Antonio Calcano, composer, dies at 80
September 12Lillian Randolph, actress (Roots, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
September 15Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
September 17Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay
September 17Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
September 18K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
September 21Ernest White, composer, dies at 80
September 25John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32
October 01George Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86
October 02Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
October 06Hattie Jacques, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 56
October 06Ray Walker, actor (Baby Take a Bow), dies
October 10Bill Thomas, actor (Buckwheat), dies
October 10Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
October 10William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascal), dies at 49
October 14S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
October 16Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
October 24Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
October 26Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
October 27Steven Peregrine Took, rocker, dies at 31
October 28Leon Janney, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World, Hawk), dies at 63
November 02Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
November 02Willie Sutton, US bank robber, dies at 79
November 03Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
November 06Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77
November 07Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50
November 09Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
November 09Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
November 12Alexander "Alex" Nicholas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
November 12Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
November 12Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch MP, dies at 54
November 15Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 75
November 16Imogen Hassall, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng), suicide at 37
November 21Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
November 22Herbert Wade, cricketer (S African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
November 22Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77
November 22Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87
November 22Malando, [Arie Maasland], composer/orch leader (Olé Guapa), dies at 72
November 23Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
November 23Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
November 24George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
November 25George Raft, NYC, actor (Scarface), dies at 85
November 26Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
November 29Dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors), dies at 83
December --Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 76
December 01Sam Levene, actor (Purple Heart, Designing Women), dies at 75
December 04Francisco Sá Carneiro, PM of Portugal (1980), dies in air crash
December 04Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69
December 05Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies
December 07Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22
December 08John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40
December 13Harm van Riel, Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at 73
December 14Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59
December 16Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90
December 18Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
December 21Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90
December 22Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47
December 24Alec Lafayette Chew Wilder, composer, dies at 73
December 24Karl Dönitz, German great admiral/Führer (1945), dies at 89
December 25Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80
December 25Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
December 25Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, murdered
December 28Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
December 28Jersey calf, lived 222 days with an artificial heart
December 29Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67
December 29Tim Hardin, US singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
December 31Arthur Wellard, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng, legendary 6-hitter), dies
December 31Marshall McLuhan, Canadian cultural philosopher, dies at 69
December 31Raoul Walsh, US director (High Sierra), dies at about 88