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Deaths in History in January 1989

  • Jan 3 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Jan 3 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, dies at 60

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
  • Jan 10 Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
  • Jan 17 Sterling A Brown, American poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49

Person of interestSalvador Dali

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

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

BattleTed 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 26 Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
  • Jan 27 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)