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In the year 1980

537 Notable deaths

John Lennon

English singer and songwriter, founding member of the beatles (1940–1980).

Born October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital. [ref]

Died December 8th, 1980 at 40 years old in New York City (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Steve McQueen

American actor (1930–1980).

Born March 24th, 1930 in Beech Grove. [ref]

Died November 7th, 1980 at 50 years old in Ciudad Juárez (lung cancer). [ref]

Colonel Sanders

American entrepreneur (1890-1980) who founded kfc.

Born September 9th, 1890 in Henryville.

Died December 16th, 1980 at 90 years old in Louisville (pneumonia, leukemia).

Alfred Hitchcock

English filmmaker (1899–1980).

Born August 13th, 1899 in Leytonstone. [ref]

Died April 29th, 1980 at 80 years old in Bel Air (kidney failure). [ref]

Jesse Owens

American track and field athlete (1913-1980).

Born September 12th, 1913 in Oakville. [ref]

Died March 31st, 1980 at 66 years old in Tucson (lung cancer). [ref]

Oswald Mosley

British aristocrat and fascist politician (1896–1980).

Born November 16th, 1896 in Westminster.

Died December 3rd, 1980 at 84 years old in Orsay (Parkinson's disease).

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Shah of iran from 1941 to 1979.

Born October 26th, 1919 in Tehran.

Died July 27th, 1980 at 60 years old in Cairo (lymphoma).

Peter Sellers

English actor and comedian (1925–1980).

Born September 8th, 1925 in Southsea. [ref]

Died July 24th, 1980 at 54 years old in Middlesex Hospital (myocardial infarction). [ref]

John Bonham

English drummer (1948–1980).

Born May 31st, 1948 in Redditch. [ref]

Died September 25th, 1980 at 32 years old in Windsor (asphyxia). [ref]

Bon Scott

British-australian rock singer (1946-1980).

Born July 9th, 1946 in Forfar. [ref]

Died February 19th, 1980 at 33 years old in East Dulwich (intoxication, opiod overdose, drowning). [ref]

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Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. John Muir