Famous Deaths in June 1989

  • 2nd Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies

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3rd Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 3rd John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
  • 4th Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • 4th Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • 7th Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • 7th Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
  • 7th Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 9th Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
  • 9th Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • 9th Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 9th George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • 10th Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
  • 12th Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • 12th Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 13th Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • 14th Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • 15th Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63
  • 15th Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
  • 15th Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 17th John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 17th Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies plane crash at 59
  • 18th I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
  • 19th Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
  • 19th Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • 21st Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60), dies at 56
  • 21st Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host, dies at 70
  • 22nd Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
  • 22nd Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympics-gold-56, 60), dies at 66
  • 22nd Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 23rd Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • 27th Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • 27th Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • 28th Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90