Famous Deaths in October 1989

  • Oct 2 Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
  • Oct 3 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • Oct 3 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Oct 4 Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
  • Oct 4 Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
  • Oct 4 Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)

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Oct 6 Bette Davis, US actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis
  • Oct 9 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • Oct 11 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • Oct 11 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 12 Franco, [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
  • Oct 12 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer
  • Oct 14 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • Oct 16 Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
  • Oct 21 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • Oct 22 Roland Winters, actor (Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • Oct 23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • Oct 25 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
  • Oct 25 Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
  • Oct 26 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • Oct 26 Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • Oct 31 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, dies at 88