People Who Died in The Eighties, 1989
January 06Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign
January 08Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
January 08Ken McMillan, actr (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
January 08Kenneth McMillan, actor (Our Family Honor, Malone), dies at 67
January 13Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
January 15Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies
January 16Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
January 16Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
January 16Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
January 17Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
January 18Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
January 19Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
January 20Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
January 23Salvador Dalí, Surrealist painter, dies in Spain at 84
January 24Ted Bundy, serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
January 26Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies
January 26Stéphane Steinier, Belgian journalist, kidnapped & murdered
January 31Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
January 31Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63
February 02John Cassavetes, US actor (Rosemary's Baby)/director, dies at 59
February 03John Cassavetes, actor/director (Husbands, Dirty Dozen), dies at 59
February 04Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
February 05Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
February 06Andre Cayatte, dies
February 06Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
February 08Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
February 10Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
February 11George O'Hanlon, actor/director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
February 12Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
February 12Thomas Bernhard, Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
February 17Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
February 19Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
February 19Merwe, journalist/cabaret performer (Hadjememaar), dies
February 22Joan Woodbury, actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies
February 27Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
February 27Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
February 27Konrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 85
February 28Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
March 01Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
March 01Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
March 06Harry Andrews, actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
March 09Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer, dies at 42
March 11Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
March 12Maurice Evans, actor (Bewitched, MacBeth), dies at 87
March 14Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62
March 14Zita, Empress of Austria/Queen of Hungary, dies at 96
March 17Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
March 18Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
March 18William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
March 21Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
March 27May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
March 29Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
March 30Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
April 01Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
April 03Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
April 07Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
April 10Joan Barry, dies at 85
April 11Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
April 12Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
April 12Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer
April 14Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
April 15Charles Vanel, dies at 96
April 15Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
April 16Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
April 17Charles Lampkin, dies
April 19Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
April 21James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
April 22Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47
April 25George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85
April 26Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78
April 28Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77
April 30Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
May 01David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
May 01Douglass Watson, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68
May 01Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
May 03Christine Jorgensen, 1st transsexual, dies at 62
May 03Muriel Ostriche, dies
May 05Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
May 06Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
May 07Guy Williams, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies in Argentina at 65
May 09Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
May 09Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82
May 12Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
May 12Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89
May 15John Waldo Green, composer, dies at 80
May 16Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered
May 17Robert Webber, actor (Nuts, Assassin, 10), dies at 74
May 19Able J Herzberg, Russ/Neth lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies
May 19E Galgóczi, writer, dies
May 19Robert Webber, actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS at 64
May 20Anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70
May 20Gilda Radner, comedienne (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies at 42
May 20John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies
May 24Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
May 27Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
May 30Zinka Milanov, Met Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83
May 31C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
May 31Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
May 31Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
June 02Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
June 03Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian ayatollah, dies at 89
June 04Ayatalloh Ruhullah Khomeini, Iranian leader (-1989), dies at 89
June 04Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
June 04Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
June 07Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
June 07Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
June 09Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
June 09W Schnurre, writer, dies at 68
June 10Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
June 12Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
June 13Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
June 14Pete de Freitas, drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies
June 15Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63
June 15Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
June 17John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
June 17Stanley David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51-D), dies plane crash at 59
June 19Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
June 19Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
June 21Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1956, 60), dies at 56
June 21Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host, dies at 70
June 22Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
June 22Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympics-gold-56, 60), dies at 66
June 27Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
June 27Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
June 28Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90
July 01William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
July 03Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
July 03Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
July 05Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
July 06János Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
July 10Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81
July 10Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
July 11Laurence Olivier, acting great (Hamlet), dies at 82
July 13Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
July 13Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
July 16Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
July 18Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
July 18Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
July 19Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
July 20Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
July 20Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
July 24Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
July 28Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
August --Robert Gerringer, actor (Black Like Me), dies of stroke complications
August 01John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
August 05Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
August 06Hubert Beuve-Méry, French newspaper founder (Le Monde), dies at 87
August 07Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
August 11John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies
August 13Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
August 15F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
August 16Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58
August 18Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies
August 18Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered
August 23Helen le Clerq, Dutch dancer, dies
August 23Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies
August 23Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst because he's black
August 25Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
August 26Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies
August 26Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
August 30Joe De Santis, dies at 80
September 01A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
September 02A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
September 04Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
September 09Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
September 10Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
September 12Anton Lubowski, Namibian attorney/SWAPO, murdered at 37
September 13Géza Frid, Hungarian/Dutch pianist/composer, dies
September 13Yamada Koun, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies at 82
September 14Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
September 15Harry Cave, cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies
September 17Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
September 19Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
September 21F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
September 22Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America), dies at 101
September 22Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
September 26Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
September 28Ferdinand E Marcos, president of Philippines (1965-86), dies at 72
September 29A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
September 30Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
October 02Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies
October 03Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
October 04Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
October 04Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
October 06Bette [Ruth E] Davis, actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81
October 11Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
October 12Franco, [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
October 12Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends), dies at 79
October 13Jay Ward, animator (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of cancer
October 14Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
October 16Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
October 20Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
October 22Roland Winters, actor (Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
October 25Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
October 25Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
October 26Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
October 31Conrad Beck, composer, dies at 88
November 05Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
November 05Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
November 08André Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
November 12Dolores Ibárruri, [Pasionaria], Basque/Spanish communist, dies at 93
November 17Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
November 17Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
November 18Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
November 20Lynn Bari, actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies at 71
November 22Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
November 22Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
November 24Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
November 25Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
November 25Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
November 26Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
November 28Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
November 29Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
November 29George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
November 30Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
December 01Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
December 05John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
December 06Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
December 06John Paine, actor (Miracle on 34th St), dies at 77
December 06Sammy Fain, composer, dies at 87
December 08Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
December 14Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68
December 14Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70
December 14Lee Van Cleef, actor (Good Bad & Ugly, Sabata), dies at 64
December 15Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79
December 16Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
December 16Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
December 16Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
December 19Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87
December 20Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
December 21Elena Ceaucescu, wife of Romanian dictator Nicolae, executed
December 21Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78
December 21Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romanian dictator (1945-89), executed
December 22Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83
December 23Josef Alexander, composer, dies at 82
December 25Barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
December 25Billy Martin, NY Yankee manager, killed in a car accident at 61
December 25Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's dictator Nicolea, executed
December 25Nicolea Ceausescu, dictator of Romania, executed
December 25Roger Pigaut, actor (Indoptable Angélique), dies
December 25Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51
December 26Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86
December 26Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies
December 28Robert Wickler, dies
December 30Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies