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.

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
American
Actress
Bob MarleyBob Marley
Jamaican
Singer-Songwriter

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect

Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official

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

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

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

William WylerWilliam Wyler
American
Film director

Will DurantWill Durant
American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer
Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Screenwriter

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist
Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official
Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist
Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist
Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist

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Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director
Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist
NargisNargis
Indian
Actress

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

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

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

Mollie KingMollie King
American
Actress

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

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

Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

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

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Chinese
Political figure
Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
 

Frederica of HanoverFrederica of Hanover
German
Queen

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer
William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey
Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer

Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of RussiaPrince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia
Russian
Prince
Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist
HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Singer

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic
D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer

David Cecil, 6th Marquess of ExeterDavid Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
British
Politician, Athletics competitor
Miroslav KrležaMiroslav Krleža
Croatian
Croatian author
John GruberJohn Gruber
American
Actor

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer

Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor
Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

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

Rómulo BetancourtRómulo Betancourt
Venezuelan
Politician

René ClairRené Clair
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster

Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,
Leo KannerLeo Kanner
Ukrainian
Psychiatrist

David GarnettDavid Garnett
British
Writer
Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist
Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
Italian
poet, writer, journalist, translator