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In the year 1989

541 Notable deaths

Ted Bundy

American serial killer (1946–1989).

Born November 24th, 1946 in Burlington.

Died January 24th, 1989 at 42 years old in Florida State Prison (electrocution).

Lucille Ball

American actress (1911–1989).

Born August 6th, 1911 in Jamestown.

Died April 26th, 1989 at 77 years old in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (abdominal aortic aneurysm).

Bette Davis

American film, television and stage actress (1908-1989).

Born April 5th, 1908 in Lowell. [ref]

Died October 6th, 1989 at 81 years old in Neuilly-sur-Seine (breast cancer). [ref]

Salvador Dalí

Spanish artist (1904-1989).

Born May 11th, 1904 in Figueres. [ref]

Died January 23rd, 1989 at 84 years old in Figueres (cardiac arrest). [ref]


Emperor of japan from 1926 to 1989.

Born April 29th, 1901 in Aoyama. [ref]

Died January 7th, 1989 at 87 years old in Fukiage Gyoen (duodenum cancer). [ref]

Ferdinand Marcos

President of the philippines from 1965 to 1986.

Born September 11th, 1917 in Sarrat. [ref]

Died September 28th, 1989 at 72 years old in Honolulu (kidney failure). [ref]

Laurence Olivier

British actor, director and producer (1907-1989).

Born May 22nd, 1907 in Dorking. [ref]

Died July 11th, 1989 at 82 years old in West Sussex (kidney failure). [ref]

Ruhollah Khomeini

Iranian politician and religious leader (1900–1989).

Born September 24th, 1902 in Khomein. [ref]

Died June 3rd, 1989 at 86 years old in Tehran (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Gilda Radner

American comedian and actress.

Born June 28th, 1946 in Detroit.

Died May 20th, 1989 at 42 years old in Los Angeles (ovarian cancer).

Abbie Hoffman

American political and social activist (1936-1989).

Born November 30th, 1936 in Worcester. [ref]

Died April 12th, 1989 at 52 years old in Solebury Township (drug overdose). [ref]

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