Famous People Who Died in 1989 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 414

  • Jun 19 Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • Jun 21 Lee Calhoun, American 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 Johansson, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Henri Sauguet [Poupard], French organist and composer (Symphonie Expiatoire), dies at 88
  • Jun 22 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 66
  • Jun 22 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • Jun 23 Werner Best, German Nazi leader, jurist and convicted war criminal, dies at 85
  • Jun 27 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies at 78
  • Jun 27 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • Jun 28 Joris Ivens, Dutch director (A Tale of the Wind, Rain), dies at 90
  • Jul 1 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), dies at 80
  • Jul 1 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • Jul 2 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • Jul 3 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), dies of pneumonia at 76
  • Jul 4 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • Jul 4 Vic Perrin, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies at 73
  • Jul 5 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; is Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Janos Kádár, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary 5th Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), dies at 81
  • Jul 10 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), dies at 80

Laurence OlivierLaurence Olivier (1907-1989)

Jul 11 English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • Jul 12 Sidney Hook, American philosopher (The Paradoxes of Freedom), dies at 86
  • Jul 13 Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • Jul 13 Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • Jul 14 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited, dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Herman D. Koppel, Danish pianist and composer dies at 89
  • Jul 15 Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
  • Jul 15 Will Bradley [Wilbur Schwichtenberg], American session, jazz, and boogie-woogie trombonist and bandleader ("Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"), dies at 77
  • Jul 16 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1955-89), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jul 17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • Jul 18 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • Jul 18 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Patti-My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • Jul 19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German director and actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • Jul 20 Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • Jul 23 Claude Harmon, American golfer (US Masters 1948), dies of heart failure at 73
  • Jul 23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • Jul 25 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies of acute respiratory failure at 64
  • Jul 30 Lane Frost, American bull rider, dies from injuries sustained by being gored by a bull at 25
  • Aug 1 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 2 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, Karelian-Soviet composer (Sampo), and educator, dies at 69
  • Aug 3 Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, dies at 87
  • Aug 7 Mickey Leland, American politician (Rep-D-Texas 1979-89), dies with 15 others in plane crash in Ethiopia at 44
  • Aug 8 Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Aug 11 John Meillon, Australian actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies of cirrhosis at 55
  • Aug 12 Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)

William ShockleyWilliam Shockley (1910-1989)

Aug 12 American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, dies of prostate cancer at 79

  • Aug 13 Larkin Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Mississippi 1989), dies in a plane crash at 45
  • Aug 13 Tim Richmond, American race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Aug 15 Fritz de Jong Edz, Dutch historian (director of IISG), dies (b. 1919)
  • Aug 16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Aug 18 Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch cyclist, dies at 32
  • Aug 18 Imry Németh, Hungarian athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1948, bronze 1952; WR 1959 59.88m), dies at 72
  • Aug 18 Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
  • Aug 20 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya at 82
  • Aug 21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), dies of pancreatitis at 44
  • Aug 22 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), dies at 85
  • Aug 22 Huey P. Newton, African-American activist, revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, shot and murdered by Tyrone Robinson in the streets of Lower Bottoms, Oakland, California at 47
  • Aug 22 Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 22 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 23 Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer and choreographer, dies at 57
  • Aug 23 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • Aug 23 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 23 Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack
  • Aug 25 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Henk Heidweiller, Suriname politician, dies (b. 1929)
  • Aug 26 Irving Stone, American writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies at 86
  • Aug 28 Joseph Alsop, American political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President), dies at 78
  • Aug 29 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer, dies at 79
  • Aug 30 Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), dies at 86
  • Aug 30 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1949–53, 56; New York Yankees), dies at 66
  • Aug 30 Joe De Santis, American actor, dies at 80
  • Aug 30 Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)
  • Sep 1 A. Bartlett Giamatti, American MLB Commissioner (1989) and President of Yale University (1978-86), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Sep 1 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 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
  • Oct 2 Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
  • Oct 3 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Hans Deutgen, Swedish archer (World C'ship gold individual 1947, 48, 49, 50; team 1948), dies at 72
  • Oct 3 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • Oct 3 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), dies of a stroke at 74
  • Oct 4 Graham Chapman, British comedian and screenwriter (Monty Python; Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48

SecretariatSecretariat (1970-1989)

Oct 4 American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown, 1973), euthanized while suffering from laminitis at 19

Bette DavisBette Davis (1908-1989)

Oct 6 American actress (Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; All About Eve), dies of breast cancer at 81

  • Oct 9 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • Oct 10 Joe Techner, American jazz trumpeter (Elliot Lawrence Band - "Elevation"), dies at 63
  • Oct 11 M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, dies at 86
  • Oct 11 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • Oct 12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • Oct 12 Franco Luambo [Makiadi], Congolese jazz and rumba guitarist, composer, and bandleader (TPOK Jazz), dies from AIDS at 51
  • Oct 12 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends, Bullwinkle), dies of kidney cancer at 69
  • Oct 13 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), dies at 87
  • Oct 14 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • Oct 16 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), dies at 74
  • Oct 19 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), dies of pneumonia at 36
  • Oct 20 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), dies from liver cancer at 76
  • Oct 21 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • Oct 22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"), dies at 74
  • Oct 22 Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim, is kidnapped, assaulted and murdered at 11 by Danny Heinrich. His abduction and murder would remain a mystery for 30 years.
  • Oct 22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Tony Manero, American golfer (US Open 1936), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • Oct 25 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies at 91
  • Oct 25 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), dies, at 77
  • Oct 26 Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
  • Oct 26 Charles J. Pedersen, American organic biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987), dies at 85
  • Oct 28 Darel Dieringer, American auto racer (181 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races for 7 wins and 79 top 10 finishes), dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Henry Hall, British bandleader (BBC Dance Orchestra), dies at 91
  • Oct 31 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, dies at 88
  • Nov 1 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), dies at 69
  • Nov 2 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times), dies at 80
  • Nov 5 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), dies from complications of being shot 14 months earlier at 49
  • Nov 5 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Nov 6 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer and producer ("The Flying Saucer"; "Energy Crisis '74"; "Mr. Jaws"), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 55
  • Nov 6 Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (Detective Story), dies of cancer at 40
  • Nov 8 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 13 Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89), dies at 83
  • Nov 13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • Nov 16 Ignacio Ellacuría, Spanish-Salvadoran Jesuit priest, philosopher and human rights activist, assassinated during the Salvadoran Civil War at 59 [1]
  • Nov 16 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 17 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Nov 17 Emerson Buckley, American composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • Nov 18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • Nov 20 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Nov 22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • Nov 22 Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 22 Vijay Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicket keeper, dies at 61
  • Nov 23 Armand Salacrou, French playwright, dies at 90
  • Nov 24 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • Nov 25 Birago Diop, Senegalese writer and ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs), dies at 82
  • Nov 25 Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • Nov 25 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • Nov 26 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • Nov 28 (Johanne) "Jo" Vincent, Dutch concert soprano (Royal Concertgebouw, 1924-42 - St. Matthew's Passion; Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony), and voice teacher, dies at 91
  • Nov 29 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, dies of throat cancer at 56
  • Nov 29 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (New Gourna Village), dies at 89
  • Nov 29 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), dies of complications after stomach surgery at 87
  • Nov 30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • Dec 1 Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • Dec 1 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • Dec 3 Fernando Martín, Spanish basketball center (first Spaniard in NBA 1986, Portland Trail Blazers; FIBA Club World Cup 1981, Real Madrid), dies in a car accident at 27
  • Dec 3 Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), dies at 76
  • Dec 5 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • Dec 6 Frances Bavier, American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Andy Griffith Show & Mayberry, RFD - "Aunt Bee"), dies of congestive heart failure at 86
  • Dec 6 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 6 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), dies aged 77
  • Dec 6 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 7 William 'Haystacks' Calhoun, American professional wrestler, dies at 55
  • Dec 8 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, dies at 85
  • Dec 11 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, dies at 94

Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov (1921-1989)

Dec 14 Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (Nobel 1975), dies of a heart attack at 68

  • Dec 14 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor & stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Dec 14 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • Dec 15 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), dies at 79
  • Dec 15 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), dies at 81
  • Dec 16 Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Dec 16 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Dec 16 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 16 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), dies at 59
  • Dec 19 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
  • Dec 20 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Kurt Böhme, German bass, dies at 81
  • Dec 21 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Dec 22 Irish-French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

  • Dec 23 Josef Alexander, American composer (Of Masks and Mirrors), dies at 82
  • Dec 23 Peter Bennett, British actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 72