Deaths in History in July 1989

  • Jul 3 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • Jul 6 Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • 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 17 Heinz Risse, German writer, dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • Jul 22 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • Jul 23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 25 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • Jul 30 Lane Frost, American bull rider, dies from injuries sustained by being gored by a bull at 25