Deaths in History in June 1989

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 4 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • Jun 7 Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • Jun 9 Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
  • Jun 9 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • Jun 9 George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
  • 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 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 28 Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90