Famous Deaths in June 1989

  • Jun 2 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies

Person of interestAyatollah Khomeini

Jun 3 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Jun 3 John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
  • Jun 4 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • Jun 7 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
  • Jun 7 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • Jun 9 Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
  • Jun 9 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 9 George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), commits suicide at 68
  • Jun 12 Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 12 Lou Monte, American singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse), dies at 72
  • Jun 13 Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • Jun 15 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Jun 15 Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 17 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), dies of an accidental propoxyphene overdose at 38
  • Jun 17 Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies in plane crash at 59 (b. 1939)
  • Jun 18 I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
  • Jun 19 Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
  • Jun 19 Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • Jun 21 Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 56
  • Jun 21 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), dies at 70
  • Jun 22 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 66
  • Jun 22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • Jun 23 Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • Jun 27 Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • Jun 27 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • Jun 28 Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90