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
 

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect
Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

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

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

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer
Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer

William WylerWilliam Wyler
American
Film director

Will DurantWill Durant
American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist
Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official

Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist
Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress
Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director
Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

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Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

Richard BooneRichard Boone
American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor
Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors

Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Playwright
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Politician

Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist
Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
 
Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist
Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Writer, Philosopher, Educator, Theologian

Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey
Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist,

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
Australian
Philosopher, University teacher

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist
Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President
HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player

Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
Ukrainian
Psychiatrist

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

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic
Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer
Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

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
Rensis LikertRensis Likert
American
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist

David Cecil, 6th Marquess of ExeterDavid Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
British
Politician, Athletics competitor

René ClairRené Clair
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Peace PilgrimPeace Pilgrim
American
Peace activist
Abel GanceAbel Gance
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician
David WechslerDavid Wechsler
American
Psychologist, University teacher

Mostafa ChamranMostafa Chamran
Politician, Scientist
Karl BöhmKarl Böhm
Austrian, German
Conductor, Music director

Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew
British
Composer, Music theorist, University teacher
Roger Nash BaldwinRoger Nash Baldwin
American
Sociologist, Trade unionist