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
06 February 1945, Jamaican
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
20 July 1938, American

William HoldenWilliam Holden
17 April 1918, American

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
19 March 1905, German
German Architect

Joe LouisJoe Louis
13 May 1914, American
Former Heavyweight Champion

Terry FoxTerry Fox
28 July 1958, Canadian
Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
05 October 1917, American
Game Show Host

Omar N BradleyOmar Bradley
12 February 1893, American
Former U. S. Army General

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
25 December 1918, Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954, Irish
Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
07 December 1942, American

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913, British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager
Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
13 April 1901, French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
16 June 1907, American

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915, Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader
Edith HeadEdith Head
28 October 1897, American
Costume Designer

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
09 March 1910, American
William WylerWilliam Wyler
01 July 1902, American
Film director

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
21 May 1902, Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer
Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
13 February 1929, Panamanian
Elected official

Ann Harding Ann Harding
07 August 1902, American
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
25 August 1900, German

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
23 January 1907, Japanese

Harold UreyHarold Urey
29 April 1893, American

Anita LoosAnita Loos
26 April 1889, American
Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
04 September 1906, German
Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
09 July 1897, Australian

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
18 July 1963, Panamanian

Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
23 February 1899, American
Film Director

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
03 April 1885, American
Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
31 December 1896, German

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
17 May 1897, Norwegian

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
28 November 1923, American

Robert MosesRobert Moses
18 December 1888, American
Architect, Politician

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Richard BooneRichard Boone
18 June 1917, American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
22 November 1899, American
American composer

Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
05 April 1901, American
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
31 October 1905, American

Bill HaleyBill Haley
06 July 1925, American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
16 June 1930, American
24 June 1927, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
28 July 1943, American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
18 October 1898, Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
10 September 1896, American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
03 April 1958, American

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
31 August 1908, American
American-Armenian novelist

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
27 January 1893
Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
19 January 1936, Bangladeshi

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
02 April 1940, British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884, British

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
31 January 1896, Indian
Philip TestaPhilip Testa
21 April 1924, American

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
25 February 1931, American
Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
12 April 1904, British

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
22 October 1921, French
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist,

Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
1946 AD, American
Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
08 May 1910, American
American jazz pianist

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
18 November 1899, American
Writer, Philosopher, Educator, Theologian
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
14 January 1948, Russian
Ice hockey player

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
25 September 1911, Trinidadian

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
30 August 1901, American
Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
15 June 1933, Iranian

17 February 1908, Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher
Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
16 June 1898, Jamaican

Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
20 March 1895, American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
16 April 1894, Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
13 June 1896, Ukrainian
Wally WoodWally Wood
17 June 1927, American
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
13 July 1905, American
Journalist, Film critic

Kit LambertKit Lambert
11 May 1935, British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

Steve CurrieSteve Currie
19 May 1947, British

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
15 March 1907, Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
23 June 1904, American
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
25 August 1917, Australian
Philosopher, University teacher

Victor KuglerVictor Kugler
05 June 1900, Canadian

Nils AstherNils Asther
17 January 1897, Danish, Swedish
Stage actor, Film actor

Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
12 January 1896, Italian
poet, writer, journalist, translator
David WechslerDavid Wechsler
12 January 1896, American
Psychologist, University teacher

David Cecil, 6th Marquess of ExeterDavid Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
09 February 1905, British
Politician, Athletics competitor
Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
10 January 1913, Albanian

Rensis LikertRensis Likert
05 August 1903, American
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist

Max EuweMax Euwe
20 May 1901, Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,
Peace PilgrimPeace Pilgrim
18 July 1908, American
Peace activist

Mostafa ChamranMostafa Chamran
08 March 1932
Politician, Scientist
René ClairRené Clair
11 November 1898, French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Karl BöhmKarl Böhm
28 August 1894, Austrian, German
Conductor, Music director

Abel GanceAbel Gance
25 October 1889, French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew
07 May 1936, British
Composer, Music theorist, University teacher
Roger Nash BaldwinRoger Nash Baldwin
21 January 1884, American
Sociologist, Trade unionist

Archibald MotleyArchibald Motley
07 October 1891, American
Alec WaughAlec Waugh
08 July 1898, British
Novelist, Writer

DeWitt WallaceDeWitt Wallace
12 November 1889, American
Publisher, Philanthropist

Caroline GordonCaroline Gordon
06 October 1895, American
Novelist, Short story writer, Critic

Gwendolyn BennettGwendolyn Bennett
1902 AD
Author, Painter, Editor, Poet, Educator,
Mohammad Ali RajaiMohammad Ali Rajai
15 June 1933, Iranian