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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Bob Marley

Bob Marley
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: May 11
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 29
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 3 Savitri

Savitri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chirravuru, Guntur district, Madras Presidency
Died: December 26

 4 William Holden

William Holden
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: O'Fallon, Illinois, U.S.
Died: November 12
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 5 Joe Louis

Joe Louis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chambers County, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Albert Speer

Albert Speer
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: September 1

 7 Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: October 5
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 8 Allen Ludden

Allen Ludden
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Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 Terry Fox

Terry Fox
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 28

 10 Anwar Sadat

Anwar Sadat
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Egypt
Birthdate: December 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mit Abu al-Kum
Died: October 6

 11 Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former U. S. Army General
Birthdate: February 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clark
Died: April 8

 12 Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: April 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9

 13 Robert Moses

Robert Moses
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Public Official
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 29

 14 Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: July 16

 15 Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newtownabbey
Died: May 5

 16 Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts
Died: November 25
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 Carl McCunn

Carl McCunn
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: photographer
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: November 30

 18 Richard Boone

Richard Boone
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 10

 19 Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: January 16
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Scottish Footballer and Manager
Birthdate: September 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glenbuck, Scotland
Died: September 29

 21 Red Pollard

Red Pollard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Horse racing jockey
Birthdate: October 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: March 7

 22 Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beacon, New York
Died: September 27

 23 Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Israeli Military & Political Leader
Birthdate: May 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Degania Alef, Israel
Died: October 16

 24 Gerry Bertier

Gerry Bertier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: March 20

 25 Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: November 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: December 27

 26 Jim Davis

Jim Davis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edgerton, Missouri, United States
Died: April 26

 27 Dominick Napolitano

Dominick Napolitano
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mobster
Birthdate: June 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: August 17

 28 Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: February 15

 29 Edith Head

Edith Head
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Famous As: Costume designer
Birthdate: October 28, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States
Died: October 24
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 30 Ziaur Rahman

Ziaur Rahman
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bogra, Bangladesh
Died: May 30

 31 Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, USA
Died: August 4
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 32 William Wyler

William Wyler
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 1, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: June 27

 33 Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: February 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, England
Died: January 3

 34 Lotte Lenya

Lotte Lenya
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 27

 35 Kannadasan

Kannadasan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sirukoodalpatti
Died: October 17

 36 Soong Ching-ling

Soong Ching-ling
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: January 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: May 29

 37 Juan T. Trippe

Juan T. Trippe
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: June 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seabright, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 3

 38 Bill Haley

Bill Haley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: February 9

 39 Frederica of Hanover

Frederica of Hanover
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany
Died: February 6

 40 Ross Martin

Ross Martin
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Famous As: Actors
Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gródek, Poland
Died: July 3
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 41 Will Durant

Will Durant
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts
Died: November 7

 42 Harry Harlow

Harry Harlow
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: October 31, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
Died: December 6

 43 Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 23

 44 D. R. Bendre

D. R. Bendre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dharwad
Died: October 21

 45 Christy Brown

Christy Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 7

 46 Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark

Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: April 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Old Royal Palace, Athens, Greece
Died: April 24

 47 William Saroyan

William Saroyan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American-Armenian novelist
Birthdate: August 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno
Died: May 18

 48 Philip Testa

Philip Testa
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Mafia Boss
Birthdate: April 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 Duško Popov

Duško Popov
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Listed In: Spies
Famous As: Double agent
Birthdate: July 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: August 18

 50 Paddy Chayefsky

Paddy Chayefsky
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 1