Famous Deaths in April 1989

  • 1st Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
  • 3rd Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
  • 5th María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
  • 7th Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
  • 10th Joan Barry, dies at 85
  • 11th Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
  • 12th Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52

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12th Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 12th Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
  • 14th Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • 15th Charles Vanel, dies at 96
  • 15th Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
  • 15th Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
  • 16th Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
  • 17th Charles Lampkin, dies
  • 19th Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
  • 21st James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
  • 21st Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)

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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. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 22nd Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47
  • 25th George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85

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26th Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • 27th Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
  • 28th Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77
  • 30th Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
  • 30th Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)