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
24 November 1946, American
Serial Killer
Lucille BallLucille Ball
06 August 1911, American
Comedienne, Actress

HirohitoHirohito
29 April 1901, Japanese
Former Emperor of Japan

Rebecca SchaefferRebecca Schaeffer
06 November 1967, American
Actress & Model

Bette DavisBette Davis
05 April 1908, American
Actress

Laurence OlivierLaurence Olivier
22 May 1907, British
 
Lee Van CleefLee Van Cleef
09 January 1925, American
Actor

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
11 September 1917, Filipino
Former President of the Philippines

John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
09 December 1929, Greek
Actor

Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
08 January 1941, British
Comedian
Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Melvin Jerome Blank Mel Blanc
30 May 1908, American
Voice Actor, Radio Personality
Amanda BlakeAmanda Blake
20 February 1929, American
Actress

Huey NewtonHuey P. Newton
17 February 1942, American
American political activist

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson
03 May 1921, American
Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing
Steven StaynerSteven Stayner
18 April 1965, American
Kidnap Victim

Frances BavierFrances Bavier
14 December 1902, American
Actress
James Gilmore BackusJim Backus
25 February 1913, American
Actor

Victor FrenchVictor French
04 December 1934, American
Actor

Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier
13 May 1907, British
 
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

William ShockleyWilliam Shockley
13 February 1910, American
Physicist
Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931, American
Choreographer

Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov
21 May 1921, Russian
The Father of Soviet nuclear bomb’

Diana VreelandDiana Vreeland
29 July 1906, American
Magazine editor, fashion journalist and special

A. Bartlett GiamattiA. Bartlett Giamatti
04 April 1938, American
Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League
R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927, French, Scottish
Psychiatrist
Konrad LorenzKonrad Lorenz
07 November 1903, Austrian
Zoologist

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
11 May 1904, Spanish
Surrealist Painter

Andrei GromykoAndrei Gromyko
18 July 1909, Russian
Diplomat

C. L. R. JamesC. L. R. James
04 January 1901, Trinidadian, British
Journalist, Writer, Historian, Theorist, Socialist
Ayatollah KhomeiniAyatollah Khomeini
22 September 1902, Iranian
Led the Famous Iranian Revolution in 1979

Anatoly SlivkoAnatoly Slivko
28 December 1938, Russian
Serial Killer

Ahmadou AhidjoAhmadou Ahidjo
24 August 1924, Cameroonian
First President of Cameroon

Emilio Gino SegrèEmilio Segrè
30 January 1905, Italian, American
Physicist

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Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
23 March 1900, Egyptian
Architect
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898, American
Novelist & Poet

George Wells BeadleGeorge Wells Beadle
22 October 1903, American
Geneticist
Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
26 January 1918, Romanian
Former President of Romania

Diptendu PramanickDiptendu Pramanick
18 July 1910, Indian
Bengali film personality

Suleyman RustamSuleyman Rustam
27 November 1906, Azerbaijani
Poet
John HicksJohn R Hicks
08 April 1904, British
Economist

Franklin J SchaffnerFranklin J Schaffner
30 May 1920, American
Director
Charles J PedersenCharles J Pedersen
03 October 1904, American
Organic Chemist

James BondJames Bond
04 January 1900, American
ornithologist

Ruhollah KhomeiniRuhollah Khomeini
24 September 1902, Iranian
Former Supreme Leader of Iran

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang
20 November 1915, Taiwanese
Politician

Billy MartinBilly Martin
16 May 1928, American
Baseball player, Screenwriter
Keith WhitleyKeith Whitley
01 July 1955, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Robert MapplethorpeRobert Mapplethorpe
04 November 1946, American
Photographer, Film director

Sergio LeoneSergio Leone
03 January 1929, Italian
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888, American, Russian
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,
Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928, Japanese
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,

Christine JorgensenChristine Jorgensen
30 May 1926, American
Actor
Panchen LamaPanchen Lama
19 February 1938, Chinese
Tenth Panchen Lama

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
05 April 1908, Austrian
Conductor, Music director

Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
03 December 1907, American
Socialite
Vladimir HorowitzVladimir Horowitz
01 October 1903, American
American-Russian classical pianist

Anthony QuayleAnthony Quayle
07 September 1913, British
Stage actor, Film actor, Writer
Adolfo ConstanzoAdolfo Constanzo
01 November 1962, American
Serial killer

Georges SimenonGeorges Simenon
13 February 1903, Belgian
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

Silvana ManganoSilvana Mangano
21 April 1930, Italian
Actor, Model
Tim RichmondTim Richmond
07 June 1955, American
Racing driver

Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
24 April 1905, American
poet, novelist, writer, literary critic,
Ewan MacCollEwan MacColl
25 January 1915, British
Singer, Playwright, Record producer, Composer

Earl NightingaleEarl Nightingale
12 March 1921, American
Motivational speaker, Author, Actor, Writer, Radio

Zita of Bourbon-ParmaZita of Bourbon-Parma
09 May 1892, Italian
 

Billy TiptonBilly Tipton
29 December 1914, American
Pianist, Jazz musician, Saxophonist
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
09 January 1910, Syrian
politician, writer, sociologist, philosopher
János KádárJános Kádár
26 May 1912, Croatian, Hungarian
political

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
09 February 1931, Austrian, Dutch
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet

Leon FestingerLeon Festinger
08 May 1919, American
Psychologist, University teacher

Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer
Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
24 March 1948, Polish
Mountaineer

Dolores IbárruriDolores Ibárruri
09 December 1895, Spanish
Politician, Journalist

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

William StephensonWilliam Stephenson
23 January 1897, Canadian
Boxer

Gaetano ScireaGaetano Scirea
25 May 1953, Italian
Association football player, Scout, Association
Anton DiffringAnton Diffring
20 October 1916, German
actor

Peter ScottPeter Scott
14 September 1909, British
Ornithologist, Illustrator, Painter, Postage stamp
Werner BestWerner Best
10 July 1903
Soldier, Politician, Diplomat, Jurist, Lawyer,

Carlos Arias NavarroCarlos Arias Navarro
11 December 1908, Spanish
Politician

Guy LarocheGuy Laroche
16 July 1921, French
Grand couturier
Albert BormannAlbert Bormann
02 September 1902, German
Politician

Virgil ThomsonVirgil Thomson
25 November 1896
conductor, composer, music critic, film score
Sándor MáraiSándor Márai
11 April 1900, Hungarian
Writer

Billy LyallBilly Lyall
26 March 1953, British
Singer

Hamani DioriHamani Diori
06 June 1916, Nigerien
 

Don the BeachcomberDon the Beachcomber
22 February 1907, American
 
Charles J. PedersenCharles J. Pedersen
03 October 1904, American
Chemist

Yusaku MatsudaYusaku Matsuda
21 September 1949, Japanese
Japanese actor
Jay StewartJay Stewart
06 September 1918, American
Actor

Martin BroszatMartin Broszat
14 August 1926, German
Historian, University teacher

Kateb YacineKateb Yacine
02 August 1929, Algerian
writer, playwright, journalist

Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian
Hemanta Kumar MukhopadhyayHemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay
16 June 1920, Indian