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 Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball
20
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy
70
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: January 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos
25
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of the Philippines
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died: September 28
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Hirohito

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

 5 Salvador Dali

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

 6 Bette Davis

Bette Davis
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 7 Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11
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 8 Nicolae Ceaușescu

Nicolae Ceaușescu
12
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Romania
Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25

 9 Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner
4
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 Ayatollah Khomeini

Ayatollah Khomeini
41
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Led the Famous Iranian Revolution in 1979
Birthdate: September 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Khomeyn, Persia
Died: June 3

 11 Sugar Ray Robinson

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

 12 Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes
2
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
6
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: April 12

 15 John Matuszak

John Matuszak
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Died: June 17
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 16 Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc
1
Famous As: Voice Actor, Radio Personality
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10

 17 Graham Chapman

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

 18 Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Playwright
Birthdate: April 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: December 22

 19 Huey P. Newton

Huey P. Newton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: American political activist
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe
Died: August 22

 20 Hu Yaobang

Hu Yaobang
6
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Birthdate: November 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liuyang, Changsha, China
Died: April 15
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 21 Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Schaeffer
3
Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: November 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Died: July 18
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 22 Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: August 16
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Sergio Leone

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

 24 Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film score composer
Birthdate: May 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: September 22

 25 Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & playwright
Birthdate: May 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19

 26 Jim Backus

Jim Backus
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Died: July 3

 27 Steven Stayner

Steven Stayner
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kidnap Victim
Birthdate: April 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Died: September 17

 28 Victor French

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

 29 Frances Bavier

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

 30 Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9

 31 Robert Mapplethorpe

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

 32 Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka
1
Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9

 33 Lane Frost

Lane Frost
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bull Riders
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Died: July 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 34 Marc Lépine

Marc Lépine
3
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: October 26, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: December 6

 35 John Payne

John Payne
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Died: December 6

 36 Guy Williams

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

 37 Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Nuclear physicist
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14

 38 Laurie Cunningham

Laurie Cunningham
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: March 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 15
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 Billy Martin

Billy Martin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: December 25

 40 Steve Rubell

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

 41 Paul Shenar

Paul Shenar
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 42 Angelo Ruggiero

Angelo Ruggiero
1
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Gangster
Birthdate: July 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 4

 43 Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 3

 44 Adolfo Constanzo

Adolfo Constanzo
5
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: May 6

 45 Elena Ceauşescu

Elena Ceauşescu
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrești, Romania
Died: December 25

 46 Joe Spinell

Joe Spinell
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 13
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 47 Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ainsdale, England
Died: October 20
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 48 Silvana Mangano

Silvana Mangano
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 16
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 49 Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Broughton, Salford, England
Died: October 22

 50 A. Bartlett Giamatti

A. Bartlett Giamatti
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Birthdate: April 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 1