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: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: April 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 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)

 4 Terry Fox

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

 5 William Holden

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

 6 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)

 7 Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53)
Birthdate: February 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clark, Missouri, United States
Died: April 8
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 8 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

 9 Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: May 5

 10 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, United States
Died: July 16

 11 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

 12 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)

 13 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

 14 Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 25
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 15 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

 16 Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist and singer who composed many classic songs, including "Star Dust" and "Heart and Soul."
Birthdate: November 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: December 27

 17 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

 18 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)

 19 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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)

 23 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

 24 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

 25 Adele Astaire

Adele Astaire
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Stage actor
Birthdate: September 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: January 25

 26 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

 27 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)

 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 Will Durant

Will Durant
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7

 30 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)

 31 Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect & Furniture Designer
Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pécs, Austria-Hungary
Died: July 1

 32 Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver
Died: January 19

 33 Omar Torrijos

Omar Torrijos
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Elected official
Birthdate: February 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santiago, Panama
Died: July 31

 34 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

 35 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

 36 A. J. Cronin

A. J. Cronin
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardross, Scotland
Died: January 6

 37 Lotte Lenya

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

 38 Hans Adolf Krebs

Hans Adolf Krebs
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
Died: November 22

 39 Harold Urey

Harold Urey
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: April 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkerton, Indiana, United States
Died: January 5

 40 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

 41 Ann Harding

Ann Harding
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 1

 42 Robert Moses

Robert Moses
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Architect, Urban planner
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 2

 43 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

 44 Eric Williams

Eric Williams
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: March 29

 45 Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port au Spain, Trinidad
Died: October 2

 46 Arthur O'Connell

Arthur O'Connell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 18
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 47 Hideki Yukawa

Hideki Yukawa
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: January 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Azabu, Tokyo
Died: September 8

 48 Georges Brassens

Georges Brassens
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: October 29
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 49 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)

 50 Ziaur Rahman

Ziaur Rahman
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981
Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: May 30