Famous Deaths in 1989 (Part 2)

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  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • Jul 30 Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
  • Aug 1 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 5 Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
  • Aug 7 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
  • Aug 11 John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Aug 12 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
  • Aug 13 Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
  • Aug 15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • Aug 16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
  • Aug 18 Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Aug 22 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Aug 23 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 23 Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack
  • Aug 23 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies
  • Aug 26 Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
  • Aug 29 Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Joe De Santis, dies at 80
  • Aug 30 Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)
  • Sep 1 A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 1 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • Sep 2 A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
  • 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 (b. 1903)
  • 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 (b. 1930)
  • Sep 21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 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
Actress
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
  • Nov 5 Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • Nov 5 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • Nov 6 Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)
  • Nov 8 Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • Nov 16 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 17 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Nov 17 Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • Nov 18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • Nov 20 Lynn Bari, actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • Nov 22 Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • Nov 24 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • Nov 25 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • Nov 25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • Nov 26 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • Nov 28 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • Nov 29 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • Nov 29 George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • Nov 30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • Dec 1 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • Dec 5 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • Dec 6 Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 Sammy Fain, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 6 John Payne, American movie actor ("Miracle on 34th St") dies aged 77
  • Dec 6 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 7 William Calhoun, professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • Dec 8 Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
  • Dec 11 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • Dec 14 Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70
  • Dec 14 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • Dec 15 Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79
  • Dec 15 Edward Underdown, English actor (b. 1908)
  • Dec 16 Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Dec 16 Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Dec 16 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
  • Dec 16 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 19 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • Dec 20 Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
  • Dec 21 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

BattleExecution

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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