The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 1981

Bob Marley

Bob Marley (1945 - 1981)

Jamaican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981)

American actress
Joe Louis

Joe Louis (1914 - 1981)

American boxer
Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands (1954 - 1981)

Irish IRA member
Nargis

Nargis (1929 - 1981)

Indian actress
Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan (1901 - 1981)

French psychoanalyst and semanticist
Terry Fox

Terry Fox (1958 - 1981)

Canadian athlete and activist
Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley (1893 - 1981)

American general
Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael (1899 - 1981)

American composer
Gerry Bertier

Gerry Bertier (1953 - 1981)

American football player and wheelchair athlete
Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin (1942 - 1981)

American singer-songwriter
Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (1958 - 1981)

American photographer
Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan (1915 - 1981)

Israeli general
Robert Moses

Robert Moses (1888 - 1981)

American urban planner, designed the Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway
Allen Ludden

Allen Ludden (1917 - 1981)

American game show host
Bill Haley

Bill Haley (1925 - 1981)

American singer-songwriter and musician
Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly (1913 - 1981)

Scottish footballer and manager
Edith Head

Edith Head (1897 - 1981)

American costume designer
Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)

American composer
Ross Martin

Ross Martin (1920 - 1981)

Polish-American actor
William Wyler

William Wyler (1902 - 1981)

French-American director
Will Durant

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

American historian
Vera-Ellen

Vera-Ellen (1921 - 1981)

American actress and dancer
Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield (1943 - 1981)

American musician
William Saroyan

William Saroyan (1908 - 1981)

American novelist
Lotte Lenya

Lotte Lenya (1898 - 1981)

Austrian singer and actress
Georges Brassens

Georges Brassens (1921 - 1981)

French singer-songwriter and poet
Mike Hailwood

Mike Hailwood (1940 - 1981)

British motorcycle racer
David Wechsler

David Wechsler (1896 - 1981)

American psychologist
Wanda Hendrix

Wanda Hendrix (1928 - 1981)

American actress
Rómulo Betancourt

Rómulo Betancourt (1908 - 1981)

Venezuelan politician, 56th President of Venezuela
Hans Adolf Krebs

Hans Adolf Krebs (1900 - 1981)

German physician and biochemist
Harry Warren

Harry Warren (1893 - 1981)

American songwriter
Wally Wood

Wally Wood (1927 - 1981)

American comic strip cartoonist
Zarah Leander

Zarah Leander (1907 - 1981)

Swedish actress and singer
Antonio Berni

Antonio Berni (1905 - 1981)

Argentine painter, illustrator and engraver
Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott (1920 - 1981)

American politician
Dewitt Wallace

Dewitt Wallace (1890 - 1981)

Co-founder of Reader's Digest
Tiny Thompson

Tiny Thompson (1903 - 1981)

Ice hockey goaltender: first goaltender to stop the puck by catching it