This article about a year is currently under construction. It's likely to be a bit messy.
|Timeline for 1980|
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In 1980, a number of people important to the production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs either died or were born. Sometime during the year, writer Tom MacRae was born, and actor Johnson Bayly died. Among known dates of birth and death were:
- 2 January - Actor Catherine Bailey was born.
- 2 January - Actor David Gyasi was born.
- 4 February - Script editor and writer David Whitaker died.
- 9 February - Actor Heron Carvic died.
- 18 March - Actor Sophia Myles was born.
- 19 April - Actor Tony Beckley died.
- 25 April - Actor Samuel Barnett was born.
- 4 June - Actor Philip Olivier was born.
- 5 August - Actor Sophie Winkleman was born.
- 6 August - Actor Barry Justice died.
- 7 August - Actor Norman Atkyns died.
- 8 August - Actor Simon Lack died.
- 30 August - Actor Angel Coulby was born.
- September - Actor Charity Wakefield was born.
- 14 November - Designer Peter Brachacki died.
- 16 November - Actor Alexa Havins was born.
- 19 November - Actor Adele Silva was born.
- 8 December - Musician John Lennon was assassinated.
- 30 December - Tom Baker and Lalla Ward married.
- 30 December - Actor Eliza Dushku was born.