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
Natalie WoodNatalie Wood
American
 

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

Omar N BradleyOmar Bradley
American
Former U. S. Army General
Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader
Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer

William WylerWilliam Wyler
American
Film director

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer

Will DurantWill Durant
American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist

Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Screenwriter
Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher

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

Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist
Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist

Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter
Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist

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Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director
Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician

Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director
Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

NargisNargis
Indian
Actress

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
 

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors
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

Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer
Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor
Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician

Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler
Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Politician

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist

Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist
D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer
Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist
Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist,

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic
Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Ella GrassoElla Grasso
American
Politician

HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher
Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
Ukrainian
Psychiatrist

Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
Australian
Philosopher, University teacher
Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 
Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor

René ClairRené Clair
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Rómulo BetancourtRómulo Betancourt
Venezuelan
Politician

Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
Italian
poet, writer, journalist, translator

Mohammad BeheshtiMohammad Beheshti
Iranian
Jurist

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian

Abel GanceAbel Gance
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,
Victor KuglerVictor Kugler
Canadian
Electrician

David WechslerDavid Wechsler
American
Psychologist, University teacher
Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,
Nils AstherNils Asther
Danish, Swedish
Stage actor, Film actor