On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in October 1989

  • Oct 2 Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
  • Oct 3 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • Oct 9 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • Oct 11 M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends, Bullwinkle), dies of kidney cancer at 69
  • 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 25 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies at 91
  • Oct 25 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), dies, at 77
  • Oct 26 Charles J. Pedersen, American organic biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987), dies at 85