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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Ted Bundy
(Serial Killer)

Ted Bundy
199
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: January 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 
Lucille Ball
(Actress)

Lucille Ball
41
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 
Salvador Dali
(Surrealist Painter)

Salvador Dali
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
Died: January 23

 4 
Bette Davis
(Actress)

Bette Davis
15
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 5 
Hirohito
(Former Emperor of Japan)

Hirohito
27
Birthdate: April 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 7
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 6 
Ferdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)

Ferdinand Marcos
42
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died: September 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 7 

Lee Van Cleef
10
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 8 

Laurence Olivier
5
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11

 9 

Sugar Ray Robinson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 
Huey P. Newton
(Revolutionary, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party)

Huey P. Newton
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 22

 11 
Gilda Radner
(Comedian)

Gilda Radner
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 
Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)

Mel Blanc
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 
Amanda Blake
(Actress)

Amanda Blake
6
Birthdate: February 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: August 16
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 
Samuel Beckett
(Irish Novelist Who Won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Samuel Beckett
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: December 22

 15 

Graham Chapman
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stoneygate, Leicester, England
Died: October 4
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 
John Cassavetes
(Actor, Director)

John Cassavetes
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 

Frances Bavier
18
Birthdate: December 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: December 6

 18 
Nicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)

Nicolae Ceaușescu
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25

 19 
Steven Stayner
(Kidnap Victim)

Steven Stayner
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Died: September 17

 20 
Keith Whitley
(Singer-songwriter)

Keith Whitley
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9

 21 

Victor French
4
Birthdate: December 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: June 15
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 22 
Jim Backus
(Actor)

Jim Backus
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: July 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 

John Matuszak
7
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Died: June 17
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 24 
Irving Berlin
(Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film score composer)

Irving Berlin
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: September 22

 25 
Abbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist, Social activist)

Abbie Hoffman
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12

 26 
Rebecca Schaeffer
(Actress & Model)

Rebecca Schaeffer
9
Birthdate: November 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Died: July 18
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 
Robert Mapplethorpe
(Photographer)

Robert Mapplethorpe
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States
Died: March 18

 28 
Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)

Sergio Leone
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 30
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 
Billy Martin
(Baseball player)

Billy Martin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: December 25

 30 
Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)

Alvin Ailey
16
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1

 31 

Daphne du Maurier
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19

 32 

Guy Williams
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
Died: April 30
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 33 
Osamu Tezuka
(Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter)

Osamu Tezuka
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9

 34 
Lane Frost
(Bull Riders)

Lane Frost
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Died: July 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
Blaze Foley
(Singer-songwriter)

Blaze Foley
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malvern, Arkansas, United States
Died: February 1

 36 
Andrei Sakharov
(Nuclear physicist)

Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14

 37 
John Payne
(Actor)

John Payne
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Died: December 6

 38 
Vladimir Horowitz
(Classical pianist)

Vladimir Horowitz
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 5

 39 
R. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

R. D. Laing
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Govanhill
Died: August 23

 40 
William Shockley
(Physicist)

William Shockley
3
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12

 41 
Konrad Lorenz
(Zoologist)

Konrad Lorenz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 27

 42 
Diana Vreeland
(Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special consultant)

Diana Vreeland
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 22

 43 

Joe Spinell
4
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 44 
Barry Sadler
(Soldier)

Barry Sadler
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Died: November 5

 45 

Christine Jorgensen
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 3

 46 
Georges Simenon
(Novelist)

Georges Simenon
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: September 4

 47 

John Meillon
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mosman, Australia
Died: August 11

 48 
Steve Rubell
(Entrepreneur)

Steve Rubell
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: July 25

 49 
Anatoly Slivko
(Serial Killer)

Anatoly Slivko
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Izberbash
Died: September 16

 50 
Edward Abbey
(Essayist)

Edward Abbey
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 14