Famous Deaths in 1989 (Part 2)

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  • Jul 28th Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • Jul 30th Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
  • Aug 1st John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 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

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

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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 3rd Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 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)

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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, Swiss 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 6th Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 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)

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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, Slovak composer, dies at 78

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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


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

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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 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)