Famous Deaths in July 1989

  • Jul 1 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • Jul 2 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • Jul 3 Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
  • Jul 5 Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
  • Jul 10 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80

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Jul 11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • Jul 13 Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • Jul 13 Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • Jul 14 Frank Bell, British educator (b. 1916)
  • Jul 15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • Jul 16 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
  • Jul 17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • Jul 18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • Jul 18 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • Jul 19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • Jul 20 Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • Jul 23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • Jul 25 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • Jul 30 Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)