Famous People Who Died In 1989

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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.
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 1 
Ted Bundy
(Serial Killer)
Ted Bundy
316
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: January 24
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Lucille Ball
(Actress and Comedienne Best Known for Her Shows: 'I Love Lucy', 'The Lucy Show' and 'Here's Lucy')
Lucille Ball
52
Birthdate: August 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: April 26
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Salvador Dali
(Spanish Surrealist Painter Best Known for His Work 'The Persistence of Memory')
Salvador Dali
29
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Died: January 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Bette Davis
(American Actress Who was Known for Playing Unsympathetic, Sardonic Characters)
Bette Davis
21
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
33
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
72
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
(American Actor, Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘For a Few Dollars More’)
Lee Van Cleef
14
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 16
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Laurence Olivier
(English Actor and Director Known for His Film ‘Hamlet’)
Laurence Olivier
5
Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorking, Surrey, England
Died: July 11
 9 
Sugar Ray Robinson
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Robinson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Gilda Radner
(Comedian)
Gilda Radner
11
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 20
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Huey P. Newton
(Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Huey P. Newton
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 22
 12 
Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
4
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
10
Birthdate: February 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: August 16
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
John Cassavetes
(One of the Most Influential American Directors of the Later Half of the 20th Century)
John Cassavetes
4
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
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
 16 
Frances Bavier
18
Birthdate: December 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: December 6
 17 
Graham Chapman
(British Actor, Writer and Member of the Surreal Comedy Group ‘Monty Python’)
Graham Chapman
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 4
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
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)
 19 
Keith Whitley
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter.)
Keith Whitley
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 9
 20 
Victor French
6
Birthdate: December 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: June 15
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
John Matuszak
10
Birthdate: October 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Died: June 17
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 22 
Jim Backus
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Thurston Howell III’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Gilligan's Island’)
Jim Backus
5
Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: July 3
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Nicolae Ceaușescu
(Former President of Romania)
Nicolae Ceaușescu
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scornicești
Died: December 25
 24 
Steven Stayner
(Kidnap Victim)
Steven Stayner
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merced, California, United States
Died: September 17
 25 
Irving Berlin
(Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Irving Berlin
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyumen
Died: September 22
 26 
Robert Mapplethorpe
(American Photographer Best Known for His Black-And-White Photographs)
Robert Mapplethorpe
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States
Died: March 9
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
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)
 28 
Abbie Hoffman
(Political Activist, Co-Founder of the 'Youth International Party' and Member of the 'Chicago Seven')
Abbie Hoffman
17
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12
 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
(English Novelist, Biographer and Playwright)
Daphne du Maurier
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19
 32 
Lane Frost
(Bull Riders)
Lane Frost
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Died: July 30
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
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)
 34 
Osamu Tezuka
(Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter)
Osamu Tezuka
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9
 35 
Vladimir Horowitz
(Classical pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 5
 36 
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
 37 
Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14
 38 
John Payne
(Actor)
John Payne
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Died: December 6
 39 
William Shockley
(American Physicist, Inventor and Winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics)
William Shockley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12
 40 
Christine Jorgensen
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 3
 41 
Barry Sadler
(Soldier)
Barry Sadler
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Died: November 5
 42 
Konrad Lorenz
(Austrian Zoologist, Ethologist, Ornithologist and Winner of 1973 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Konrad Lorenz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 21
 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 
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
 45 
R. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)
R. D. Laing
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Govanhill
Died: August 23
 46 
Paul Shenar
10
Birthdate: February 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 11
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Georges Simenon
(One of the Most Widely Published Authors of the 20th Century)
Georges Simenon
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: September 4
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 48 
Edward Abbey
(Essayist)
Edward Abbey
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 14
 49 
Satwant Singh
(Bodyguard, Criminal)
Satwant Singh
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
Died: January 6
 50 
Robert Webber
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Died: May 19