Famous Deaths in April 1989

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

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Apr 12 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
  • Apr 12 Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
  • Apr 14 Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
  • Apr 15 Charles Vanel, dies at 96
  • Apr 15 Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
  • Apr 15 Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
  • Apr 16 Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
  • Apr 17 Charles Lampkin, dies
  • Apr 19 Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)
  • Apr 22 Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47

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Apr 22 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
  • Apr 25 George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85

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

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