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
Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
American
Actress

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host
Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official
Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer

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

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer

William WylerWilliam Wyler
American
Film director

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist

Will DurantWill Durant
American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer

Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Screenwriter
Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
Mafia Boss

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher
Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist
Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress

Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist
Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

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Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist
Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician
Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

NargisNargis
Indian
Actress

Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress
Richard BooneRichard Boone
American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Mollie KingMollie King
American
Actress
Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors

Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor
Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 

Frederica of HanoverFrederica of Hanover
German
Queen
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler
Princess Alice, Countess of AthlonePrincess Alice, Countess of Athlone
British
Princess

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer

Duško PopovDuško Popov
Yugoslav, Serbian
Double agent
Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Chinese
Political figure

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer
Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
A. J. CroninA. J. Cronin
Scottish
Physician

Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of RussiaPrince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia
Russian
Prince

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist
HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer
Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Singer

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist
Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player
Nils AstherNils Asther
Danish, Swedish
Stage actor, Film actor

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer

David GarnettDavid Garnett
British
Writer

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster
Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

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

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer

John GruberJohn Gruber
American
Actor
Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor
Abel GanceAbel Gance
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Ella GrassoElla Grasso
American
Politician
Rómulo BetancourtRómulo Betancourt
Venezuelan
Politician
Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,