Famous Deaths on August 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths

  • Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
  • Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack