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
 

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

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist
Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
British, Scottish
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

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

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer
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
Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist
Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician

Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director
Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician

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Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

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

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Architect, Politician
Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor
Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist

Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician
Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 

Harry HarlowHarry Harlow
American
Psychologist

Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Politician

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
 
Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 
Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Writer, Philosopher, Educator, Theologian

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Poet, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Guitarist,
Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist
Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher
Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 

Fredric WerthamFredric Wertham
American
Psychologist, Psychiatrist

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician

Leo KannerLeo Kanner
Ukrainian
Psychiatrist
Wally WoodWally Wood
American
Editor
Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic

Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer, Actor, Autobiographer
Carleton S. CoonCarleton S. Coon
American
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian

Victor KuglerVictor Kugler
Canadian
Electrician

Nils AstherNils Asther
Danish, Swedish
Stage actor, Film actor

J. L. MackieJ. L. Mackie
Australian
Philosopher, University teacher

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

Peace PilgrimPeace Pilgrim
American
Peace activist
David Cecil, 6th Marquess of ExeterDavid Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter
British
Politician, Athletics competitor

Mehmet ShehuMehmet Shehu
Albanian
Politician

Rensis LikertRensis Likert
American
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist
Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Mostafa ChamranMostafa Chamran
Politician, Scientist
René ClairRené Clair
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Karl BöhmKarl Böhm
Austrian, German
Conductor, Music director

Abel GanceAbel Gance
French
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew
British
Composer, Music theorist, University teacher
Roger Nash BaldwinRoger Nash Baldwin
American
Sociologist, Trade unionist

Archibald MotleyArchibald Motley
American
Painter
Alec WaughAlec Waugh
British
Novelist, Writer

DeWitt WallaceDeWitt Wallace
American
Publisher, Philanthropist
Caroline GordonCaroline Gordon
American
Novelist, Short story writer, Critic

Gwendolyn BennettGwendolyn Bennett
Author, Painter, Editor, Poet, Educator,
Mohammad Ali RajaiMohammad Ali Rajai
Iranian
President