Famous People Who Died in September 1989

  • Sep 3 Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), dies in a car accident at 36
  • Sep 3 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82
  • Sep 4 Georges Simenon, Belgian born writer and director (Maigret detective novels), dies at 86
  • Sep 4 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian, dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • Sep 10 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered at 68
  • Sep 12 Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
  • Sep 13 Yamada Koun, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies at 88
  • Sep 14 [Dámaso] Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, dies of a stroke at 71
  • Sep 15 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies at 66
  • Sep 15 Jan DeGaetani, American contemporary classical concert mezzo-soprano, dies of leukemia at 56
  • Sep 15 Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King's Men, Pulitzer 1946), dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Jay Stewart, American TV and Radio announcer (Let's Make a Deal), commits suicide at 71 by shooting himself in the carport of his home
  • 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, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 21 F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin (1888-1989)

Sep 22 Russian-American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in history ("Always"; "God Bless America"; "White Christmas"; "Cheek To Cheek"), dies at 101 [1] [2]

  • Sep 22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor and director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies at 84
  • Sep 26 Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos (1917-1989)

Sep 28 10th President of the Philippines (1965-86), dictator and kleptocrat, dies in Honolulu of heart, lung and kidney disease at 72

  • Sep 28 John Gart, Russian-American orchestra leader, composer (Robert Montgomery Presents), and actor (Paul Winchell Show),, dies at 84
  • Sep 29 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • Sep 30 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), dies at 92