Famous Deaths for Year 1989

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 328

Jan 3rd - Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
Jan 6th - Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign
Jan 8th - Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
Jan 8th - Kenneth McMillan, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
Jan 9th - Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
Jan 10th - Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
Jan 10th - Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
Jan 13th - Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
Jan 15th - Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies
Jan 16th - Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
Jan 16th - Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
Jan 16th - Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
Jan 17th - Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
Jan 18th - Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
Jan 19th - Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
Jan 20th - Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
Jan 20th - Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
Jan 21st - Billy Tipton, American musician (b. 1914)
Jan 21st - Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
Painter Salvador DaliPainter Salvador Dali (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Salvador Dalí, Catalan artist (b. 1904)
Jan 24th - Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
Jan 24th - George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
Jan 26th - Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
Jan 27th - Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
Jan 27th - Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
Jan 29th - Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)
Jan 31st - Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
Jan 31st - Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63
Feb 1st - Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)
Feb 2nd - John Cassavetes, US actor (Rosemary's Baby)/director, dies at 59
Feb 2nd - Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (b. 1951)
Feb 3rd - John Cassavetes, actor/director (Husbands, Dirty Dozen), dies at 59
Serial Killer Ted BundySerial Killer Ted Bundy (Jan 24th) Feb 4th - Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
Feb 5th - Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
Feb 6th - Andre Cayatte, dies
Feb 6th - Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
Feb 6th - Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
Feb 6th - Osbourne Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
Feb 8th - Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
Feb 9th - Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (b. 1928)
Feb 10th - Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
Feb 11th - George O'Hanlon, actor/director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
Feb 12th - Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
Feb 12th - Thomas Bernhard, Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
Feb 13th - Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
Feb 14th - James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
Feb 17th - Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
Feb 19th - Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
Feb 21st - Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
Feb 22nd - Joan Woodbury, actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies
Feb 24th - Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
Feb 26th - Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
Feb 27th - Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
Feb 27th - Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
Feb 27th - Konrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 85
Feb 27th - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)
Feb 28th - Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
Mar 1st - Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
Mar 1st - Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (Mar 4th) Mar 4th - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
Mar 6th - Harry Andrews, actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
Mar 9th - Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer, dies at 42
Mar 11th - Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
Mar 11th - James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
Mar 11th - John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
Mar 12th - Maurice Evans, actor (Bewitched, MacBeth), dies at 87
Mar 14th - Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62
Mar 14th - Zita, Empress of Austria/Queen of Hungary, dies at 96
Mar 15th - Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet (b. 1915)
Mar 17th - Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
Mar 18th - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
Mar 18th - William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
Mar 19th - Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
Mar 21st - Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
Mar 27th - May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
Mar 29th - Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
Mar 30th - Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
Apr 1st - Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
Apr 3rd - Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
Apr 5th - María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
Apr 7th - Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
Apr 10th - Joan Barry, dies at 85
Apr 11th - Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
Apr 12th - Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (Apr 12th) Apr 12th - Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer
Apr 12th - Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
Apr 14th - Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
Apr 15th - Charles Vanel, dies at 96
Apr 15th - Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
Apr 15th - Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
Apr 16th - Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
Apr 17th - Charles Lampkin, dies
Apr 19th - Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
Apr 21st - James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
Apr 21st - Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)
Apr 22nd - Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. SegrèPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè (Apr 22nd) Apr 22nd - Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47
Apr 25th - George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85
Apr 26th - Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78
Apr 27th - Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
Apr 28th - Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77
Apr 30th - Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
Apr 30th - Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)
May 1st - David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
May 1st - Douglass Watson, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68
May 1st - Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
May 1st - Sally Kirkland, fashion editor at LIFE (b. 1912)
May 2nd - Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
May 2nd - Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
May 3rd - Christine Jorgensen, 1st transsexual, dies at 62
May 3rd - Muriel Ostriche, dies
Comedienne/Actress Lucille BallComedienne/Actress Lucille Ball (Apr 26th) May 3rd - Edward Ochab, Polish Communist politician (b. 1906)
May 5th - Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
May 6th - Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
May 9th - Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
May 9th - Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82
May 10th - Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
May 12th - Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
May 12th - Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89
May 15th - John Waldo Green, composer, dies at 80
May 15th - Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908)
May 16th - Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered
May 19th - Able J Herzberg, Russ/Neth lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies
May 19th - E Galgoczi, writer, dies
May 19th - Robert Webber, actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS at 64
May 19th - CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
May 20th - Anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70
May 20th - Gilda Radner, comedienne (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies at 42
May 20th - John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies
May 22nd - Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)
May 23rd - Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)
May 24th - Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
May 26th - Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
May 27th - Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
May 27th - Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)
May 29th - John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
May 30th - Zinka Milanov, Met Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83
May 31st - C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
May 31st - Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
May 31st - Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
Jun 2nd - Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini (Jun 3rd) Jun 3rd - Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89
Jun 3rd - John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
Jun 4th - Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
Jun 4th - Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
Jun 7th - Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
Jun 7th - Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
Jun 7th - Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
Jun 9th - Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
Jun 9th - W Schnurre, writer, dies at 68

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