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

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
American
Game Show Host

William HoldenWilliam Holden
American
Actor

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer
German
German Architect

Joe LouisJoe Louis
American
Former Heavyweight Champion
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
Egyptian
Former President of Egypt

Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
American
Actor

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
Public Official

Terry FoxTerry Fox
Canadian
 
Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
American
Singer

Jacques LacanJacques Lacan
French
Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist

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

Philip TestaPhilip Testa
American
Mafia Boss
Paddy ChayefskyPaddy Chayefsky
American
Screenwriter

Ann Harding Ann Harding
American
Actress
Howard ThurmanHoward Thurman
American
Philosopher

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
Hungarian
Architect & Furniture Designer

Omar TorrijosOmar Torrijos
Panamanian
Elected official
Hans Adolf KrebsHans Adolf Krebs
German
Biochemist

Harold UreyHarold Urey
American
Chemist
Anita LoosAnita Loos
American
Screenwriter

Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
Japanese
Physicist

Max DelbrückMax Delbrück
German
Biophysicist
Norman TaurogNorman Taurog
American
Film Director

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Martín TorrijosMartín Torrijos
Panamanian
Politician
Enid LyonsEnid Lyons
Australian
Politician

Allan DwanAllan Dwan
American
Director

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

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
German
Mathematician
Odd HasselOdd Hassel
Norwegian
Chemist
Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
Israeli
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Gloria GrahameGloria Grahame
American
Actress

SavitriSavitri
Indian
Actress

Richard BooneRichard Boone
American
Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Gerry BertierGerry Bertier
American
American football player

Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael
American
American composer

Bernard LeeBernard Lee
British
Actor

Robert MontgomeryRobert Montgomery
American
American actor

Princess Alice, Countess of AthlonePrincess Alice, Countess of Athlone
British
Princess
Dominick NapolitanoDominick Napolitano
American
 

Ross MartinRoss Martin
Polish, American
Actors
Lotte LenyaLotte Lenya
Austrian
Singer, Stage actor, Film actor

Melvyn DouglasMelvyn Douglas
American
Actor

Red PollardRed Pollard
Canadian, American
Horse racing jockey
Bill HaleyBill Haley
American
Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler

Christy BrownChristy Brown
Northern Irish
Writer
Adele AstaireAdele Astaire
American
Actor, Dancer, Stage actor

Claud CockburnClaud Cockburn
British
Journalist

Frederica of HanoverFrederica of Hanover
German
Queen

KannadasanKannadasan
Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Mike BloomfieldMike Bloomfield
American
singer, musician, guitarist, pianist
Juan T. TrippeJuan T. Trippe
American
Entrepreneur

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
Bangladeshi
Politician

Soong Ching-lingSoong Ching-ling
Chinese
Political figure

Al IndelicatoAl Indelicato
American
 
William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
American
American-Armenian novelist

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
Indian
 
Max EuweMax Euwe
Dutch
Chess player, Mathematician, Chess official,

Duško PopovDuško Popov
Yugoslav, Serbian
Double agent

A. J. CroninA. J. Cronin
Scottish
Physician
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of RussiaPrince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia
Russian
Prince

Eric WilliamsEric Williams
Trinidadian
Historian
Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
British
Officer

Francesca WoodmanFrancesca Woodman
American
Photographer

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
HamkaHamka
Indonesian
Journalist, Philosopher

Roy WilkinsRoy Wilkins
American
journalist
Carl McCunnCarl McCunn
American
photographer

Hazel ScottHazel Scott
Trinidadian, American
Jazz Pianist

E.Y. HarburgE.Y. Harburg
American
Lyricist

Jerzy NeymanJerzy Neyman
Polish
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
American
American jazz pianist
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
Russian
Ice hockey player

George JesselGeorge Jessel
American
Actor

Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
French
Singer

Mohammad Ali RajaʾiMohammad Ali Rajaʾi
Iranian
Prime minister
Mohammad-Ali RajaiMohammad-Ali Rajai
Iranian
President

Steve CurrieSteve Currie
British
Guitarist

Leonard HowellLeonard Howell
Jamaican
 

Bosley CrowtherBosley Crowther
American
Journalist, Film critic

Harry WarrenHarry Warren
American
Composer
Kit LambertKit Lambert
British
Record producer, Film director, Talent agent,

M.C. ChaglaM.C. Chagla
Indian
Jurist
David GarnettDavid Garnett
British
Writer

Kazuo TaokaKazuo Taoka
Japanese
Gangster
Eddie ByrneEddie Byrne
Irish
Actor
Zarah LeanderZarah Leander
Swedish
Singer