Famous Deaths in January 1789

  • Jan 1 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 1 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716)
  • Jan 2 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • Jan 10 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist, dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Jan 23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)