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1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 980th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.
January 1 - Changes to the Swedish Act of Succession render Princess Victoria of Sweden first in line to the throne (" heir apparent") and therefore Crown Princess, ahead of her younger brother. 
January 4 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission.
January 6 - Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC.
January 7 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
January 9 - In Saudi Arabia, 63 Islamist insurgents are beheaded for their part in the siege of the Great Mosque in Mecca in November, 1979.
January 11 - Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master.
January 14 - Indira Gandhi returns to power as Prime Minister of India. 
January 22 - Andrei Sakharov, Soviet scientist and human rights activist, is arrested in Moscow.
January 24 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
January 26 - Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. 
January 27 - Canadian Caper: Six United States diplomats, posing as Canadians, manage to escape from Tehran, Iran, as they board a flight to Zürich, Switzerland, on Swissair.
January 28 - The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC capsizes after colliding with the oil tanker SS Blackthorn Capricorn and sinks, drowning 23 of its crew of 50.
January 29 - The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl's Court, London.  January 31 - Burning of the Spanish Embassy: The Spanish Embassy in Guatemala is invaded and set on fire, killing 36 people. It is called "Spain's own Tehran", similar to the 1979-80 Iran American crisis.
April 2 - The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol.
April 7 - The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions, following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979.
April 10 - In Lisbon, Portugal, the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom agree to reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain in 1985, closed since 1969.
April 14 - Iron Maiden's debut self-titled album is released in the U.K. Iron Maiden
April 18 - Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom with Robert Mugabe as its first Prime Minister.
April 21 -
April 24 - Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal: the Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by six men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
April 24 - 25 - Operation Eagle Claw, a commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters. Eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation.
April 25 - Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of loss of life.
April 26 - Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
April 27 - The Dominican embassy siege in Colombia ends with all remaining hostages released after the guerrillas are allowed to escape to Cuba. April 30
May 1 - "About that Urban Renaissance...", an article by journalist Dan Rottenberg in , contains the first recorded use of the word " Chicago yuppie". 
May 2 - Referendum on system of government held in Nepal.
May 4 - Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies. The largest state funeral in history is organized, with state delegations from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time.
May 7 - Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
May 8 - Global eradication of smallpox certified by the World Health Organization.
May 11 - American mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.
May 16 - Rookie Magic Johnson scores 42 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123-107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers to clinch the National Basketball Association championship for the Lakers, who prevail despite the absence of future Basketball Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
May 18 - 27 - Gwangju Uprising: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.
May 20 - 1980 Quebec referendum: Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada.
May 21 - is released in the United States. The Empire Strikes Back
May 22 - Pac-Man, the highest-earning arcade game of all time, is released in Japan.
May 25 - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall's revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car; the victory is Hall's second as an owner.
John Frum supporters in Vanuatu storm government offices on the island of Tanna. Vanuatu government troops land the next day and drive them away. In South Korea, military government forces and pro- democracy protesters clash; 2,000 protesters die.
May 28 - A fiery bus crash near the small village of Webb, Saskatchewan, claims 22 lives.  May 29 - Vernon Jordan is shot and critically injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Joseph Paul Franklin (the first major news story for CNN).
July 1 - The State Rail Authority of New South Wales is founded.
July 8 - A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland.
July 9 - Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; seven people are crushed to death in a crowd waiting to see him at afternoon Mass at the stadium in Fortaleza.
July 15 - Western Wisconsin Derecho: A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes four counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250 million in damage and one person is killed.
July 16 - Former California Governor and actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for U.S. president, at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit. Influenced by the Religious Right, the convention also drops its long-standing support for the Equal Rights Amendment, dismaying moderate Republicans.
July 18 - India launches Rohini RS-1 Satellite using its own SLV rocket making India the 7th nation to launch satellites using its own rocket.
July 19 - Former Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim is killed by two gunmen in Istanbul, Turkey.
July 19 - August 3 - The 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union. 82 countries boycott the Games, athletes from 16 of them participate under a neutral flag.
July 25 - The album is released by the Australian band Back in Black AC/DC.
July 27 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, dies in Cairo. July 30
Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980
September 1 - Terry Fox is forced to end his Marathon of Hope run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after finding out that the cancer has spread to his lungs.
September 2 - Ford Europe launches the Escort MK3, a new front-wheel drive hatchback.
September 3 - Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa, even though it maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg.
September 5 - The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 16.3 kilometres (10.1 mi), stretching from Göschenen to Airolo beneath the Gotthard Pass.
September 11 - A referendum on a new constitution is held in Chile. A 67% of the ballots confirm the Constitution. The vote is held without electoral registers, opposition campaign and with electoral fraud.
September 12 - Kenan Evren stages a military coup in Turkey. It stops political gang violence, but begins stronger state violence leading to the execution of many young activists.
September 21 - Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey (44th government, composed mostly of technocrats).
September 27 - The Richmond Football Club of Melbourne (Australia) defeats Collingwood by 81 points in the VFL Grand Final. It will be 37 years until they win another, the 2017 AFL Grand Final).
September 28 - publishes The Washington Post Janet Cooke's story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old heroin addict, later proven to be fabricated. September 30 - Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.
October 1 - In London, Associated Newspapers announces that will close and merge with the The Evening News . Evening Standard
October 14 - The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads.
James Callaghan announces his resignation as leader of the British Labour Party. James Hoskins forces his way into WCPO's television studio in Cincinnati, holding 9 employees hostage for several hours before releasing them and taking his own life.
October 18 - 1980 Australian federal election: Malcolm Fraser's Liberal/ National Country Coalition Government is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority, defeating the Labor Party led by Bill Hayden. The Government also loses control of the Senate, with the Australian Democrats winning the balance of power.
Greece rejoins the
NATO military structure. In continuous production since 1962, the last MG MGB roadster rolls off the assembly line at the Abingdon-on-Thames (England) factory, ending production for the MG Cars marque.
October 21 - In Major League Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League defeat the Kansas City Royals of the American League, 4-1, in Game Six of the World Series to win the championship.
October 22 - In London, the Thomson Corporation says that and all associated supplements will close in March 1981 if no buyer can be found. The Times
October 25 - Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
October 27 - Six Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners in Maze prison in Northern Ireland refuse food and demand status as political prisoners; the hunger strike lasts until December.
October 30 - El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice. October 31
December 2 - A missionary ( Jean Donovan) and three Roman Catholic nuns ( Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel), all Americans, are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while doing charity work during that country's civil war.
December 8 - English musician John Lennon is murdered outside his New York City apartment building, the Dakota.
December 11 - The Superfund for cleanup of toxic pollution sites, is created after CERCLA is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
December 14 - Four people are murdered and four others are injured by two armed robbers at Bob's Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, in what is one of the city's most brutal crimes ever.
December 15 - The Academia de la Llingua Asturiana (Academy of the Asturian language) is created.
December 16 - During a summit on the island of Bali, OPEC decides to raise the price of petroleum by 10%. December 24 - Karl Dönitz, former German naval admiral and last head of state of Nazi Germany dies at his home in Aumühle, West Germany of a heart attack at the age of 89.
January 7 - Hele Kõrve, Estonian actress and singer
January 10 - Sarah Shahi, American actress
January 11 - Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
January 12 - Amerie, American singer
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rican politician, 48th President of Costa Rica
Amber Brock, American author
Ossama Haidar, Lebanese footballer
Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor, model and singer
Cory Gibbs, American footballer
Monika Kuszy?ska, Polish singer and songwriter
Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer Y?ko Kaida, Japanese voice actress
January 15 - Jason Capel, American basketball coach
January 27 - Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
January 28 - Nick Carter, American pop singer ( Backstreet Boys)
March 1 - Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
March 8 - Kazuyuki Okitsu, Japanese voice actor
March 11 - Gabriela Pichler, Swedish film director and screenwriter
March 16 - Todd Heap, American football player
March 17 - Katie Morgan, American porn actress and radio host
March 18 - Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
March 22 - Shannon Bex, American singer
March 23 - Russell Howard, English comedian
March 25 - Neal Cotts, American baseball pitcher
March 26 - Rosendo Rodriguez, American convicted serial killer (d. 2018)
March 27 - Greg Puciato, American heavy metal musician
March 29 - Andy Scott-Lee, British singer
March 30 - Yal?n, Turkish pop singer and songwriter March 31
April 2 - Bobby Bones, American radio personality
April 3 - Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian
April 4 - Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
April 7 - Michael Bellisario, American actor
April 11 - Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
April 12 - Brian McFadden, Irish pop singer
April 13 - Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
April 18 - Justin Amash, American politician
April 19 - Mayko Nguyen, Canadian actress
April 22 - Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
April 27 - Zayed Khan, Indian actor
April 28 - Josh Howard, American basketball player
Akhdiyat Duta Modjo, Indonesian singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist and talent judge Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player
May 3 - Marcel Vigneron, American chef
May 7 - Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
May 8 - Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
May 10 - Pete Gray, Australian environmental activist (d. 2011)
May 15 - Josh Beckett, American baseball player
May 17 - Alistair Overeem, Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer
May 18 - Ali Zafar, Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor
May 21 - Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter
May 29 - Michael Stasko, Canadian actor
May 30 - Steven Gerrard, English footballer May 31 - Andy Hurley, American drummer
June 2 - Lindsey Yamasaki, Japanese-American basketball player
June 3 - Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar
June 4 - Christopher Pappas, American politician, U.S. Representative for New Hampshire
June 5 - Mike Fisher, Canadian hockey player
June 6 - Mmusi Maimane, South African politician
June 7 - Henkka Seppälä, Finnish bassist
June 8 - David Holoubek, Czech football manager
June 9 - David Oliver Cohen, American writer, actor and entrepreneur
June 19 - Jason White, American football player
June 22 - Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
July 2 - Brian Drolet, American actor, producer and writer
July 9 – Wil Traval, Australian actor
Thomas Ian Nicholas, American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director and writer
Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
Jessica Simpson, American singer
Jeremy Ray Valdez, American actor
James Rolfe, American director, actor and writer Cláudia Leitte, Brazilian singer
July 13 - Pejman Nouri, Iranian football player
July 21 - CC Sabathia, American baseball player
July 26 - Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
July 27 -
Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler Jessi Combs, American professional racer, television personality, and metal fabricator (d. 2019) July 29
August 2 - Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
August 5 - Wayne Bridge, English footballer
August 6 - Will Pan, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
August 8 - Craig Breslow, American baseball pitcher
August 10 - Pua Magasiva, Samoan actor (d. 2019)
August 11 - Monika Pyrek, Polish pole vaulter
August 12 - Maggie Lawson, American actress
August 14 - Roy Williams, American football player
August 18 - Damion Stewart, Jamaican footballer
August 24 - Rachael Carpani, Australian actress
August 27 - Derrick Strait, American football player
October 1 - Sarah Drew, American actress
October 2 - Henry Bugalho, Brazilian YouTuber, writer, translator and philosopher
October 3 - Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor and voice actor
October 9 - Justin Cronin, American politician (d. 2020)
Ashanti, American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, dancer, and actress Scott Parker, English footballer
October 15 - Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
October 19 - José Bautista, Dominican baseball player
October 21 - Kim Kardashian, American socialite and television personality
October 23 - Robert Belushi, American actor
Monica, American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman Casey Wilson, American actress and comedian
October 27 – Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan, Indian footballer (d. 2019)
October 29 - Ben Foster, American actor October 31 - Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor and comedian
November 4 - Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
November 6 - Anri Jokhadze, Georgian pop singer
Sam Chui, Chinese-Australian aviation and travel blogger, photographer, and author Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
November 9 - Vanessa Lachey, American television personality, fashion model, and beauty queen
November 10 - Calvin Chen, Taiwanese pop singer
November 11 - Willie Parker, American football player
November 12 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor and musician
November 13 - Monique Coleman, American actress
November 15 - Kevin Staut, French equestrian
November 16 - Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
November 17 - Isaac Hanson, American musician
November 22 - David Artell, English footballer
November 23 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
November 26 - Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
November 28 - Lisa Middelhauve, German singer ( Xandria) November 29
December 7 - John Terry, English footballer
Kristen Arnett, American author
Michael Jibson, English actor, voice over artist, writer and director
Kim Dae-myung, South Korean actor
Alban Lenoir, French actor
Andrew Marin, American evangelical Christian author, founder of the Marin Foundation
Natalie Porter, Australian basketball player and Olympic medalist
Holly Merrill Raschein, American politician
Stuart Schuffman, American travel writer Axle Whitehead, Australian actor and singer-songwriter
January 2 - Alessandro Bruschetti, Italian artist (b. 1910)
January 3 - Joy Adamson, Austrian-born conservationist and author (b. 1910; murdered) 
January 6 - Piersanti Mattarella, President of Sicily (b. 1935; assassinated) 
January 7 - Simonne Mathieu, French tennis champion (b. 1908)
January 8 - John Mauchly, American physicist and inventor (b. 1907)
January 11 - Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913) 
January 13 - Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor and arranger (b. 1901)
January 17 - Barbara Britton, American actress (b. 1919)
January 18 - Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer (b. 1904) 
January 19 - William O. Douglas, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898)
January 21 - Georges Painvin, French cryptographer (b. 1886)
January 23 - Leonard Strong, American actor (b. 1908)
January 24 - Lil Dagover, German actress (b. 1887)
January 25 - David Newell, American actor (b. 1905)
January 28 - Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer (b. 1926)
January 29 - Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1893)
January 31 - Eduardo Cáceres, Guatemalan politician (b. 1906)
February 1 - Jack Bailey, American actor (b. 1907)
February 6 - Albert Kotin, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1907)
February 7 - Sir Richard Williams, Royal Australian Air Force officer (b. 1890)
February 9 - Tom Macdonald, British journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
February 10 - Wels Eicke, Australian rules football player (b. 1893)
February 11 - R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1884)
February 12 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
February 13 - David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
February 14 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor (b. 1926)
February 18 - Gale Robbins, American singer and actress (b. 1921)
February 21 - Aldo Andreotti, Italian mathematician (b. 1924)
February 22 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (b. 1886)
February 26 - Mario Mattoli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
February 28 - James Goff, American football and basketball head coach (b. 1912) February 29
March 3 - Roger Davis, American actor (b. 1884)
March 5 - Jay Silverheels, American actor (b. 1912)
March 6 - Barbara Brukalska, Polish architect (b. 1899)
March 9 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Soviet and Russian actor (b. 1899)
March 10 - Herman Tarnower, American medical doctor and diet guru (b. 1910)
March 11 - Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (b. 1892)
March 13 - Roland Symonette, 1st Premier of the Bahamas (b. 1898)
March 17 - Boun Oum, 4th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1911)
March 21 - Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
March 29 - Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
April 2 - Stanley Forman Reed, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1884)
April 4 - Red Sovine, American country and folk singer-songwriter (b. 1917)
April 8 - Bill Eastman, British army officer (b. 1911)
April 9 - Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric and philosopher (b. 1935)
April 10 - Kay Medford, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
April 11 - Ümit Kaftanc?o?lu, Turkish writer (b. 1935)
April 13 - Karl Stegger, Danish actor (b. 1913)
April 18 - Antonio Caponigro, American gangster (b. 1912)
April 24 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
April 26 - Cicely Courtneidge, British actress (b. 1893)
April 28 - Thomas G. W. Settle, American record-setting balloonist and admiral (b. 1895)
April 29 - Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (b. 1899) April 30 - Luis Muñoz Marín, the first elected Governor of Puerto Rico (1949 to 1965) (b. 1898)
May 1 - Henry Levin, American film director and actor (b. 1909)
May 5 - Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist and co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (b. 1897)
May 8 - Geoffrey Baker, English field marshal (b. 1912)
May 12 - Lillian Roth, American actress (b. 1910)
May 20 - Jack Walsh, Australian cricketer (b. 1912)
May 21 - Ida Kami?ska, Polish-born Jewish actress, playwright and translator (b. 1899)
May 25 - George West, British Anglican missionary (b. 1893)
May 28 - Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895) May 30 - Carl Radle, American bassist (b. 1942)
June 1 - Rube Marquard, American baseball player ( New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1886)
June 6 - Gualtiero De Angelis, Italian actor and voice actor (b. 1899)
June 9 - Shyam Kumari Khan, Indian lawyer (b. 1904)
June 13 - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
June 14 - Sante Spessotto, Italian Roman Catholic priest and saint (b. 1923)
June 18 - Terence Fisher, British director (b. 1904)
June 20 - Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (b. 1892)
June 21 - Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (b. 1923)
June 24 - Boris Kaufman, Russian cinematographer (b. 1897)
June 26 - Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Jacob III (b. 1912)
June 27 - Carey McWilliams, American author, editor and lawyer (b. 1905)
June 28 - José Iturbi, Spanish conductor and musician (b. 1895) June 29 - Jorge Basadre, Peruvian historian (b. 1903)
July July -
Robert Brackman, American painter (b. 1898)
July 1 - C. P. Snow, British physicist and novelist (b. 1905)
July 4 - Gregory Bateson, British anthropologist, anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, semiotician and cyberneticist (b. 1904)
July 6 - Gail Patrick, American actress (b. 1911)
July 8 - Rudolf Creutz, Austrian criminal (b. 1896)
July 9 - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian writer, poet and diplomat (b. 1913)
July 13 - Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (b. 1921)
July 15 - Ben Selvin, American orchestra leader and recording artist (b. 1898)
July 19 - Nihat Erim, Turkish politician and jurist, 30th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1912)
July 20 - Lado Gudiashvili, Soviet painter (b. 1896)
July 21 - Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Syrian politician, 2-time Prime Minister of Syria (b. 1912)
July 22 - Hans-Georg Bürger, German racing driver (b. 1952)
July 23 - Keith Godchaux, American musician (b. 1948)
July 24 - Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)
July 27 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (b. 1919)
July 28 - Maria Luisa Monteiro da Cunha, Brazilian librarian (b. 1908)
July 30 - Lucien Dalsace, French actor (b. 1893) July 31
August 2 - Donald Ogden Stewart, American writer (b. 1894)
August 4 -
August 14 - Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (b. 1960)
August 15 - William Hood Simpson, American general (b. 1888)
August 18 - Arman, Iranian-born Soviet actor (b. 1921)
August 19 - Otto Frank, German father of Jewish diarist Anne Frank (b. 1889)
August 20 - Joe Dassin, American-born French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
August 22 - Norman Shelley, British actor (b. 1903)
August 24 - Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
August 25 - Gower Champion, American theatre director, choreographer and dancer (b. 1919)
August 26 - Tex Avery, American animator and director (b. 1908) August 27 - Douglas Kenney, comedy writer and author (b. 1946)
September 5 - Don Banks, Australian composer (b. 1923)
September 6 - Hale Woodruff, American artist (b. 1900)
September 8 - Willard Libby, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
September 9 - Manzoor Ali Khan, Pakistani classical singer (b. 1922)
September 12 - Lillian Randolph, American actress (b. 1898)
September 14 - Domingo Acedo, Spanish football player (b. 1898)
September 15 - Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1929)
September 17 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicataguan politician, President of Nicaragua (b. 1925)
September 18 - Katherine Anne Porter, American author (b. 1890)
September 19 - Sol Lesser, American film producer (b. 1890)
September 23 - Jacobus Johannes Fouché, 5th President of South Africa (b. 1898)
October 2 - John Kotelawala, Sri Lanka soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Ceylon (b. 1895)
October 6 - Hattie Jacques, British actress (b. 1922)
October 7 - Sydney Gordon Russell, English designer and craftsman (b. 1892)
October 12 - Alberto Demicheli, Uruguayan political figure, former President of Uruguay ( de facto) (b. 1896)
October 15 - Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark (b. 1908)
October 18 - Hans Ehard, German lawyer and politician (b. 1887)
October 26 - Marcelo Caetano, Portuguese politician and scholar, 101st Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1906)
October 29 - Giorgio Bor? Olivier, Maltese politician and statesman, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911) October 31
November 1 - Walker County Jane Doe, unidentified murder victim (b. 1960- 1966)
November 7 - Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930)
November 10 – – Marion Allnutt, welfare worker and full-time secretary and commanding officer of the NGO, Women's Australian National Services (WANS) (b. 1896)
November 18 - Conn Smythe, Canadian NHL coach (b. 1895)
November 19 - E. J. Bowen, English chemist (b. 1898)
November 21 - Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895)
November 25 - Herbert Flam, American tennis player (b. 1928) 
November 26 - Rachel Roberts, British actress (b. 1927)
November 27 - F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882) November 29
December 3 - Sir Oswald Mosley, British fascist leader (b. 1896)
December 7 - Darby Crash, American rock songwriter, singer (b. 1958)
December 8 - John Lennon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
December 10 - Patriarch Benedict I of Jerusalem (b. 1892)
December 11 - Dorothy West, American actress (b. 1891)
December 17 - Chiang Kuei, Chinese novelist (b. 1908)
December 23 - Frank Norman, English novelist, playwright and autobiographer (b. 1930)
December 25 - Victoria Drummond, first woman marine engineer in Britain (b. 1894)
December 26 - Richard Chase, American serial killer (b. 1950)
December 29 - Tim Hardin, American musician (b. 1941)
December 30 - Giuseppe Carraro, Italian Roman Catholic bishop and venerable (b. 1899) December 31
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