Famous Deaths in 1989 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 327 of 327

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
  • Aug 12th Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13th Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
  • Aug 13th Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
  • Aug 15th F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • Aug 16th Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Aug 18th Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
  • Aug 18th Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
  • Aug 21st Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Aug 22nd Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 23rd Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Aug 23rd R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 23rd Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack
  • Aug 23rd Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • Aug 25th Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 26th Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies
  • Aug 26th Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
  • Aug 29th Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • Aug 30th Joe De Santis, dies at 80
  • Aug 30th Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)
  • Sep 1st A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 1st Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • Sep 2nd A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
  • Sep 4th Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
  • Sep 4th Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  • Sep 9th Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • Sep 10th Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
  • Sep 12th Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
  • Sep 13th Yamada Koun, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies at 82
  • Sep 14th Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
  • Sep 14th Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 15th Harry Cave, cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies
  • Sep 15th Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 17th Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
  • Sep 19th Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Sep 19th Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20th Richie Ginther, American racing driver (b. 1930)
  • Sep 21st F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22nd Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Sep 22nd Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • Sep 26th Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 28th 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 29th A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • Sep 29th Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • Sep 30th Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
  • Oct 2nd Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
  • Oct 3rd Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • Oct 4th Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
  • Oct 4th Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
  • Oct 4th Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • Oct 9th Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • Oct 11th Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • Oct 11th M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 12th Franco, [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
  • Oct 12th Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer
  • Oct 14th Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • Oct 16th Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • Oct 20th Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
  • Oct 21st Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • Oct 22nd Roland Winters, actor (Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Oct 23rd Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • Oct 25th Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
  • Oct 25th Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
  • Oct 26th Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • Oct 26th Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • Oct 31st Conrad Beck, composer, dies at 88
  • Nov 5th Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • Nov 5th Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • Nov 6th Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • Nov 6th Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)
  • Nov 8th Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • Nov 13th Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • Nov 16th Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 17th Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Nov 17th Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 17th Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • Nov 18th Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • Nov 20th Lynn Bari, actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies at 71
  • Nov 22nd Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • Nov 22nd Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 22nd C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • Nov 24th Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • Nov 25th Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • Nov 25th Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • Nov 25th Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • Nov 26th Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • Nov 28th Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • Nov 29th Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • Nov 29th George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • Nov 30th Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • Dec 1st Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • Dec 5th John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • Dec 6th Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
  • Dec 6th Sammy Fain, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 6th John Payne, American movie actor ("Miracle on 34th St") dies aged 77
  • Dec 7th William Calhoun, professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • Dec 8th Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
  • Dec 11th Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14th Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Dec 14th Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70
  • Dec 15th Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79
  • Dec 15th Edward Underdown, English actor (b. 1908)
  • Dec 16th Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Dec 16th Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Dec 16th Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
  • Dec 16th Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 19th Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • Dec 20th Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
  • Dec 21st Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 22nd Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Dec 23rd Josef Alexander, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 25th Barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
  • Dec 25th Billy Martin, NY Yankee manager, killed in a car accident at 61
  • Dec 25th Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae, executed at 73

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 25th Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania, executed at 71

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Dec 25th Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51
  • Dec 26th Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 26th Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26th Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 28th Robert Wickler, dies
  • Dec 28th Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894)
  • Dec 30th Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies
  • Dec 30th Lenore Lemmon, wife of George Reeves (b. 1923)