Famous People Who Died In 1981

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1981. This list includes people like Bob Marley, Natalie Wood, Joe Louis, Albert Speer, Allen Ludden and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, psychologists and presidents who died in 1981. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

Bob MarleyBob Marley
Jamaican
Singer-Songwriter
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
American
 

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect

Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

Omar N BradleyOmar Bradley
American
Former U. S. Army General

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer
Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer
William WylerWilliam Wyler
American
Film director

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer
Will DurantWill Durant
American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist

Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher
Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist
Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist

Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician
Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

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Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
NargisNargis
Indian
Actress

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
 
Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

Richard BooneRichard Boone
American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 
Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors

Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Playwright

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Politician

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician
Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer
D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor
Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer
Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist,

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player
Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey
Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer

Ella GrassoElla Grasso
American
Politician

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
Ukrainian
Psychiatrist

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
Australian
Philosopher, University teacher
Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist

Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 
Rómulo BetancourtRómulo Betancourt
Venezuelan
Politician

Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor
Rensis LikertRensis Likert
American
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic

Abel GanceAbel Gance
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer
René ClairRené Clair
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian

David WechslerDavid Wechsler
American
Psychologist, University teacher

Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,
Victor KuglerVictor Kugler
Canadian
Electrician

Nils AstherNils Asther
Danish, Swedish
Stage actor, Film actor
Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
Italian
poet, writer, journalist, translator
Peace PilgrimPeace Pilgrim
American
Peace activist

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster
David GarnettDavid Garnett
British
Writer