Famous People Who Died In 1989

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1989. This list includes people like Ted Bundy, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, Hirohito, Laurence Olivier and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, actresses and poets who died in 1989. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Spain and many more countries.

Ted BundyTed Bundy
American
Serial Killer
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
American
Anti-War Activist

Lucille BallLucille Ball
American
Comedienne, Actress

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
American
American political activist

Bette DavisBette Davis
American
Actress

HirohitoHirohito
Japanese
Former Emperor of Japan

Ayatollah KhomeiniAyatollah Khomeini
Iranian
Led the Famous Iranian Revolution in 1979

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
Filipino
Former President of the Philippines
Lee Van CleefLee Van Cleef
American
Actor

Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
Romanian
Former President of Romania
John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
Greek
Actor

Melvin Jerome Blank Mel Blanc
American
Voice Actor, Radio Personality

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson
American
Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing

Amanda BlakeAmanda Blake
American
Actress

Rebecca SchaefferRebecca Schaeffer
American
Actress & Model
Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
British
Comedian

James Gilmore BackusJim Backus
American
Actor

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Victor FrenchVictor French
American
Actor
Frances BavierFrances Bavier
American
Actress

Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
American
Singer

Steven StaynerSteven Stayner
American
Kidnap Victim

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
Chinese
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Paul ShenarPaul Shenar
American
Actor

Blaze FoleyBlaze Foley
American
Singer
Steve RubellSteve Rubell
American
Entrepreneur

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
American
Choreographer

Joe SpinellJoe Spinell
American
Actor
Anthony QuayleAnthony Quayle
British
Actor

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William ShockleyWilliam Shockley
American
Physicist
Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
American
Socialite

A. Bartlett GiamattiA. Bartlett Giamatti
American
Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League

Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov
Russian
The Father of Soviet nuclear bomb’

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
French, Scottish
Psychiatrist
C. L. R. JamesC. L. R. James
Trinidadian, British
Journalist, Writer, Historian, Theorist, Socialist
Georges SimenonGeorges Simenon
Belgian
Novelist

Diana VreelandDiana Vreeland
American
Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special

Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz
Austrian
Zoologist

Andrei GromykoAndrei Gromyko
Russian
Diplomat
Anatoly SlivkoAnatoly Slivko
Russian
Serial Killer

Ahmadou AhidjoAhmadou Ahidjo
Cameroonian
First President of Cameroon

Franklin J SchaffnerFranklin J Schaffner
American
Director

John HicksJohn R Hicks
British
Economist

Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
Egyptian
Architect
Emilio Gino SegrèEmilio Segrè
Italian, American
Physicist

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
Spanish
Surrealist Painter
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
American
Novelist & Poet

Charles J PedersenCharles J Pedersen
American
Organic Chemist

George Wells BeadleGeorge Wells Beadle
American
Geneticist
Suleyman RustamSuleyman Rustam
Azerbaijani
Poet

Diptendu PramanickDiptendu Pramanick
Indian
Bengali film personality
Gilda RadnerGilda Radner
American
Comedian

Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

John MatuszakJohn Matuszak
American
Actor

Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
American
Photographer, Film director

Lane FrostLane Frost
American
Bull Riders
Vladimir HorowitzVladimir Horowitz
American
American-Russian classical pianist

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
Japanese
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
American, Russian
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Christine JorgensenChristine Jorgensen
American
Actress
Guy WilliamsGuy Williams
American
Actor

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
Austrian
Conductor, Music director
Adolfo ConstanzoAdolfo Constanzo
American
Serial killer

Billy MartinBilly Martin
American
Baseball player

John PayneJohn Payne
American
Actor
Ewan MacCollEwan MacColl
British
Singer, Playwright, Record producer, Composer

Prem NazirPrem Nazir
Indian
Actor
Princess DeokhyePrincess Deokhye
South Korean
Princess

Don RevieDon Revie
British
Football player

Jock MahoneyJock Mahoney
American
Actor
John MeillonJohn Meillon
Australian
Actor

Silvana ManganoSilvana Mangano
Italian
Actor, Model
Panchen LamaPanchen Lama
Chinese
Tenth Panchen Lama

Elena CeauşescuElena Ceauşescu
Romanian
Romanian politician

Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
Hungarian, Slovak, American
Actor

Tim RichmondTim Richmond
American
Race Car Driver
Robert WebberRobert Webber
American
Actor
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian
Philosopher

Kateb YacineKateb Yacine
Algerian
writer, playwright, journalist

Marc LepineMarc Lepine
Canadian
Mass Murderer

Edward AbbeyEdward Abbey
American
Essayist
Bruce ChatwinBruce Chatwin
British
Writer

Zita of Bourbon-ParmaZita of Bourbon-Parma
Italian
 

Maurice EvansMaurice Evans
British
Actor

Billy TiptonBilly Tipton
American
Musician

Andrei A. GromykoAndrei A. Gromyko
Russian
Politician
Barry SadlerBarry Sadler
American
Soldier

Alfred HerrhausenAlfred Herrhausen
German
Banker
Earl NightingaleEarl Nightingale
American
Motivational speaker, Author, Actor, Writer, Radio

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
Austrian, Dutch
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet
Anton DiffringAnton Diffring
German
actor
Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
American
Historian