Famous Deaths in September 1989

  • Sep 1 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale University and baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 1 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • Sep 3 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • Sep 4 Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
  • Sep 4 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian, dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • Sep 10 Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
  • Sep 12 Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
  • Sep 13 Yamada Koun, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
  • Sep 14 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 15 Harry Cave, cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies
  • Sep 15 Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 17 Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
  • Sep 19 Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Sep 19 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies

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Sep 22 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Sep 22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • Sep 26 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • Sep 26 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80

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Sep 28 Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Sep 29 A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • Sep 30 Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92