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
Actress

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect

Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor
Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

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

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer

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

Edith HeadEdith Head
American
Costume Designer

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
American
Composer

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

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher
Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Screenwriter

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
Mafia Boss

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer
Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official

Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist
Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist

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Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist
Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director
Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

SavitriSavitri
Indian
Actress

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

Princess Margarita of Greece and DenmarkPrincess Margarita of Greece and Denmark
Greek
Princess
Richard BooneRichard Boone
American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor

Gerry BertierGerry Bertier
American
American football player

Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

Robert MontgomeryRobert Montgomery
American
American actor

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors
Princess Alice, Countess of AthlonePrincess Alice, Countess of Athlone
British
Princess

Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey
Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician
Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

Frederica of HanoverFrederica of Hanover
German
Queen

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer

Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 
Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Chinese
Political figure

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Juan T. TrippeJuan T. Trippe
American
Entrepreneur

Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor
KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist
A. J. CroninA. J. Cronin
Scottish
Physician

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist

Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of RussiaPrince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia
Russian
Prince
Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Duško PopovDuško Popov
Serbian
Double agent
Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 
Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

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

HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player
George JesselGeorge Jessel
American
Actor

E.Y. HarburgE.Y. Harburg
American
Lyricist

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Singer

Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
Prime minister
Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 

George VoskovecGeorge Voskovec
Czech
Actor

David GarnettDavid Garnett
British
Writer

Francis HughesFrancis Hughes
Northern Irish
Volunteer

Fawn McKay BrodieFawn McKay Brodie
American
 
Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster
Lotte ReinigerLotte Reiniger
German
Director

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic
M.C. ChaglaM.C. Chagla
Indian
Jurist