Famous Deaths in August 1989

  • Aug 1 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 5 Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
  • Aug 7 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
  • Aug 11 John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies

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Aug 12 William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

Physicist William Shockley
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William Shockley
  • Aug 12 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
  • Aug 13 Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
  • Aug 15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • Aug 16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
  • Aug 18 Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Aug 22 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Aug 23 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 23 Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack
  • Aug 23 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies
  • Aug 26 Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
  • Aug 29 Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Joe De Santis, dies at 80
  • Aug 30 Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)