People Who Died in The Eighties, 1981
January 02David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51
January 05Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
January 05Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
January 06A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84
January 07Jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69
January 08Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies
January 08Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
January 09Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58
January 10Richard Boone, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
January 11Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
January 12Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89
January 12Isobel Elsom, actress (Unseen, Jane Eyre, Illegal), dies at 87
January 13Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
January 15Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92
January 16Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
January 17Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73
January 21Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
January 22Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113
January 23Bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66
January 23Samuel Barber, US composer (School for Scandal), dies at 70
January 25Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82
January 25Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
January 25[Adele] Marie Astaire, actress (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 82
January 27Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
January 29Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
February 01Donald W Douglas, US aviation pionieer/builder, dies at 88
February 01Ernst Pepping, composer, dies at 79
February 01Nils Geirr Tveitt, composer, dies at 72
February 01Wanda Hendrix, actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies
February 02Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
February 02Jan Donner, Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89
February 02Louise Lorraine, actress (Adventures of Tarzan), dies
February 05Barend Barendse, Dutch sportscaster, dies at 73
February 05Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
February 09Bill Haley, vocalist (Rock Around Clock), dies of heart attack at 55
February 12Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
February 15Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
February 15Mike Bloomfield, rocker (Electric Flag), dies of drug overdose at 36
February 15Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56
February 16Howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
February 19Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
February 26FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
February 26Howard Hanson, US composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at 84
February 26Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
March 02Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
March 04Torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies
March 05Brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64
March 05Paul Horbiger, actor (3rd Man), dies at 86
March 06George Geary, cricketer (14 Tests for England, 46 wickets), dies
March 06Klaus Grabowski, child molester, shot by parent
March 07John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
March 07Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
March 09Max Delbrück, German/US biologist (Nobel 1969), dies at 74
March 14Ken Barrington, cricketer (82 Tests for England, 6806 runs), dies
March 14René Clair, French director (It Happened Tomorrow), dies at 82?
March 26Cyril Dean Darlington, biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77
March 26Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
March 29Eric Williams, Prime Minister (Trinidad & Tobago), dies at 79
March 30Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
March 30Noel Harford, cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies
April 01D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
April 04Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
April 05Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
April 05Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80
April 06Bob "The Bear" Hite, singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies
April 08Norman Taurog, dies
April 08Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88
April 11Marie Ney, dies at 85
April 12Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78
April 12Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Te Deum), dies at 88
April 12Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight champ (1937-49), dies at 66
April 15French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
April 16Eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies
April 19Ernst Levy, composer, dies at 85
April 21Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies
April 22Brailsford Reese Brazeal, dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76
April 25Dixie, a mouse who lived 6½ years, dies
April 26Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
April 26Madge Evans, TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71
April 26Robert Davi, dies at 54
April 28Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79
May 01Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
May 01Peter Huchel, writer, dies at 78
May 04Bobby Sands, Irish IRA-terrorist, dies after hunger strike
May 05Bobby Sands, IRA activists dies in his 66th day of his hunger strike
May 07Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, dies at 79
May 08Daniel Gillès, Belgian writer, dies at 64
May 08Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
May 08Maurice Fernandes, cricket capt (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies
May 09C E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
May 09Nelson Algren, US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
May 11Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36
May 11Hoyt J Fuller, editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57
May 12Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies
May 13Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76
May 17Hugo Freidhofer, composer, dies at 80
May 17Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1st US woman free balloon pilot, dies
May 18Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73
May 18Tina Russell, XXX actress (Happen to Miss Sept), dies of cancers at 30
May 18William Saroyan, US stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72
May 21Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
May 23George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
May 24George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
May 24Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84
May 24Jaime Roldós Aguilera, President of Ecuador, dies in air crash
May 25Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
May 25Roy Brown, rocker, dies at 55 of a heart attack
May 25Roy James Brown, US boxer/singer (Good rockin' tonight), dies at 55
May 28Mary Lou Williams, black musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
May 28Stefan Wyszynski, Polish Cardinal, dies
May 30Ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated
June 01Carl Vinson, (Rep-D-Ga, 1914-64), dies at 97
June 01Naim Chadir, PLO-representative in Brussels, murdered
June 03Carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
June 03Eric Dalton, cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies
June 05Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
June 09Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
June 09Russell Hayden, actor (Hidden Gold, Apache Chief, Justice), dies
June 10Russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68
June 11Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73
June 16Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered
June 16John S Knight, US newspaper magnate, dies at 86
June 21Gunnar Ek, composer, dies on 81st birthday
June 22Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
June 23Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79
June 26Peter Kreuder, German composer, dies
June 28Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
June 28Peter Paul Kreuder, German composer, dies at 75
June 29Mohammed Hussein Beheshti, Iran ayatollah/politician, murdered
July 01George Voskovec, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag), dies at 76
July 02Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies
July 03Ross Martin, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61
July 05Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
July 07Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58
July 08Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
July 09Allen Ludden, TV show host (Password), dies at 61
July 09Oscar van Hemel, composer, dies at 88
July 09Wilhelm H C Tenhaeff, para-psychologist, dies at 87
July 12Ben Seijes, historian (WW II), dies at 73
July 16Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
July 18Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87
July 19Louis Cheslock, composer, dies at 81
July 25Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
July 26Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
July 27Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies
July 27Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
July 27William Wyler, US director (Ben Hur), dies
July 31Gen Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama, dies in plane crash
August 01Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
August 01Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
August 03Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
August 04Melvyn Douglas, [Hesselberg], actor (Woman's Face, Hud), dies at 80
August 14Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
August 14Karl Böhm, Austria conductor, dies at 86
August 17Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87
August 18Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88
August 19Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74
August 21Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer, dies at 85
August 26Lee Hays, rocker, dies of a heart attack
August 26Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (ACLU), dies at 97
August 27Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
August 29Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89
August 30Mohammad Ali Rajai, president of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
August 30Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb
August 30Vera-Ellen, actress (Big Leaguer, On the Town), dies of cancer at 55
August 31Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
August 31Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies
September 01Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76
September 01Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
September 01Bui Thanh Liem, Vietnam, cosmonaut, dies in Mig-21 crash at 32
September 04Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
September 05Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi, prosecutor-general of Iran, assassinated
September 06Joseph Yasser, composer, dies at 88
September 06Maria Palmer, actress (Days of Glory, Web), dies
September 08Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74
September 08Roy Wilkins, longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
September 09Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies
September 11Frank McHugh, actor (Dawn Patrol, Going My Way), dies at 83
September 13William Loeb, publisher of Manchester Union Leader, NH, dies at 75
September 14Yasuji Kiyose, composer, dies at 81
September 14[Walter] Furry Lewis, father of blues, dies at 88 of a heart attack
September 15Sara Haden, actress (A Family Affair), dies at 83
September 19Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
September 21Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68
September 21Tony Aubin, composer, dies at 73
September 23Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82
September 24Patsy Kelly, actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71
September 27Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, dies at 77
September 27Robert Montgomery, actor/dir (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 77
October 02Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
October 03Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85
October 05Gloria Grahame, actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
October 05Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
October 06[Mohammed] Anwar al-Sadat, pres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62
October 07Wouter Paap, composer, dies at 73
October 13Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
October 14Ingemar Liljefors, composer, dies at 74
October 15Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies
October 15Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
October 16Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66
October 16Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
October 16William Holden, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 63
October 17David Guion, composer, dies at 88
October 19Frank DeKova, actor (F Troop), dies
October 19Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48
October 22Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
October 24Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
October 25Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
October 27John Warburton, actor (King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 94
October 29William O Walker, publisher of Cleveland Call Post, dies at 85
October 30Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
November 07Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
November 10Abel Gance, french movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
November 15Enid Markey, actress (Foolish Mothers, Civilization), dies at 85
November 16Enid Markey, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), dies at 85
November 16Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy Detective), dies
November 16William Holden, actor (Network, Wild Bunch, Breezy), dies at 63
November 17Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
November 19Griffiths Mxenge, South Afr's anti-apartheid advocate, murdered
November 21Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75
November 22Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
November 22Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies
November 25Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74
November 26Machgielis "Max" Euwe, world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
November 27Lotte Lenya, singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies in NY at 83
November 27Max [Machgielis] Euwe, chess champ (1935-37), dies
November 29Natalie Wood, actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43 (suicide)
November 30Robert H Harris, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 72
December 02Hershy Kay, composer, dies at 62
December 02Nicolaas "Cola" Debrot, gov of Dutch Antilles (1962-70), dies at 79
December 02Wallace K[irkman] Harrison, US architect (UN), dies at 86
December 08Shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64
December 09Tonny Til, rocker, dies at 56
December 10John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
December 13Cornelius Cardew, composer, dies at 45
December 13Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
December 18Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
December 27Hoagy Carmichael, US actor/songwriter (Stardust), dies at 82
December 29Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41
December 31Frantisek Chaun, composer, dies at 60