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
(Singer)

06 February 1945

Jamaican

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood

20 July 1938

American

William HoldenWilliam Holden
(Actor)

17 April 1918

American

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
(German Architect)

19 March 1905

German

Joe LouisJoe Louis
(Former Heavyweight Champion)

13 May 1914

American

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)

20 May 1915

Israeli

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)

25 December 1918

Egyptian

Terry FoxTerry Fox

28 July 1958

Canadian

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
(Game Show Host)

05 October 1917

American

Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

Irish

Omar N BradleyOmar Bradley
(Former U. S. Army General)

12 February 1893

American

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
(Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist)

13 April 1901

French

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Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
(Singer)

07 December 1942

American

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
(Actor)

16 June 1907

American

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

British,Scottish

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
(Composer)

09 March 1910

American

William WylerWilliam Wyler
(Film director)

01 July 1902

American

Will DurantWill Durant
(Writer, Historian, Philosopher)

05 November 1885

American

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Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)

21 May 1902

Hungarian

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
(Elected official)

13 February 1929

Panamanian

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
(Biochemist)

25 August 1900

German

Harold UreyHarold Urey
(Chemist)

29 April 1893

American

Anita LoosAnita Loos
(Screenwriter)

26 April 1889

American

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
(Physicist)

23 January 1907

Japanese

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Ann Harding Ann Harding
(Actress)

07 August 1902

American

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
(Biophysicist)

04 September 1906

German

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
(Politician)

09 July 1897

Australian

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
(Politician)

18 July 1963

Panamanian

Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
(Film Director)

23 February 1899

American

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
(Director)

03 April 1885

American

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Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
(Mathematician)

31 December 1896

German

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
(Chemist)

17 May 1897

Norwegian

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

American

Richard BooneRichard Boone
(Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor)

18 June 1917

American

Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
(American composer)

22 November 1899

American

Edith HeadEdith Head
(Costume designer)

28 October 1897

American

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Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
(Psychologist)

31 October 1905

American

Bill HaleyBill Haley
(Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler)

06 July 1925

American

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
(Actor, Dancer, Stage actor)

10 September 1896

American

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
(Singer, Stage actor, Film actor)

18 October 1898

Austrian

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
(singer, musician, guitarist, pianist)

28 July 1943

American

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano

16 June 1930

American

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Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
(Photographer)

03 April 1958

American

KannadasanKannadasan
(Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)

24 June 1927

Indian

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
(Politician)

19 January 1936

Bangladeshi

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
(Politician)

27 January 1893

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
(American-Armenian novelist)

31 August 1908

American

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
(Writer, Philosopher, Educator, Theologian)

18 November 1899

American

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Philip TestaPhilip Testa

21 April 1924

American

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
(American jazz pianist)

08 May 1910

American

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
(Officer)

21 June 1884

British

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
(Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist, Writer)

22 October 1921

French

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
(Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer)

02 April 1940

British

HamkaHamka
(Journalist, Philosopher)

17 February 1908

Indonesian

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Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
(journalist)

30 August 1901

American

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
(Ice hockey player)

14 January 1948

Russian

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre

31 January 1896

Indian

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato

25 February 1931

American

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
(photographer)

1946 AD

American

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
(Historian)

25 September 1911

Trinidadian

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Nils AstherNils Asther
(Stage actor, Film actor)

17 January 1897

Danish,Swedish

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician)

16 April 1894

Polish

Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
(Psychologist, Psychiatrist)

20 March 1895

American

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell

16 June 1898

Jamaican

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
(Journalist)

12 April 1904

British

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
(Psychiatrist)

13 June 1896

Ukrainian

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Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
(President)

15 June 1933

Iranian

David WechslerDavid Wechsler
(Psychologist, University teacher)

12 January 1896

American

Kit LambertKit Lambert
(Record producer, Film director, Talent agent, Talent manager, Composer)

11 May 1935

British

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
(Journalist, Film critic)

13 July 1905

American

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
(Philosopher, University teacher)

25 August 1917

Australian

Wally WoodWally Wood
(Editor)

17 June 1927

American

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Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
(Singer, Actor, Autobiographer)

15 March 1907

Swedish

Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian)

23 June 1904

American

Victor KuglerVictor Kugler
(Electrician)

05 June 1900

Canadian