Famous Deaths in January 1989

  • Jan 3 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Jan 3 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 5 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, dies at 82

Person of interestHirohito

Jan 7 Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1922-89) dies at 87 after a 62-year reign

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Jan 8 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Kenneth McMillan, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jan 9 Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • Jan 10 Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
  • Jan 10 Donald Voorhees, American conductor (Bell Telephone Hour), dies at 85
  • Jan 13 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • Jan 15 Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
  • Jan 16 Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • Jan 16 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • Jan 17 Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
  • Jan 19 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • Jan 20 Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • Jan 20 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • Jan 20 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), dies at 80
  • Jan 21 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)

Person of interestSalvador Dali

Jan 23 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), dies of heart failure at 84

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali

Person of interestTed Bundy

Jan 24 Ted Bundy, American serial killer of up to 100 women during the 1970s, executed by electric chair in Florida at 42

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Jan 24 George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 26 Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
  • Jan 27 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
  • Jan 27 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], dies at 70
  • Jan 29 Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)
  • Jan 31 Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • Jan 31 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), dies at 63