List of Famous people who died in 1989

Ted Bundy

Theodore Robert Cowell
First Name Ted
Died on January 24, 1989 (aged 19)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Theodore Robert Bundy was an American serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, before his execution in 1989 he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. The true number of victims is believed to be higher.

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Lucille Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball
First Name Lucille
Born on August 6, 1911
Died on April 26, 1989 (aged 77)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, studio executive and producer. As one of Hollywood’s greatest icons, she was the star and producer of sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

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Salvador Dalí

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
First Name Salvador
Last Name Dalí
Born on May 11, 1904
Died on January 23, 1989 (aged 84)
Born in Spain, Catalonia

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work.

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Ferdinand Marcos

First Name Ferdinand
Last Name Marcos
Born on September 11, 1917
Died on September 28, 1989 (aged 72)

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. was a Filipino politician and kleptocrat who served as the 10th President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Espousing an ideology of "constitutional authoritarianism" under the New Society Movement, he ruled as a dictator under martial law from 1972 until 1981, and kept most of his martial law powers until he was deposed in 1986. One of the most controversial leaders of the 20th century, Marcos' rule was infamous for its corruption, extravagance, and brutality.

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Hirohito

Born on April 29, 1901
Died on January 7, 1989 (aged 87)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Hirohito was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, ruling over the Empire of Japan from 25 December 1926 until 2 May 1947, after which he was Emperor of the state of Japan until his death. He was succeeded by his fifth child and eldest son, Akihito. Hirohito and his wife, Empress Kojun, had seven children, two sons and five daughters. In Japan, reigning emperors are known only as "the Emperor." He is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name, Shōwa (昭和), which is the name of the era coinciding with his reign; for this reason, he is also known as the Shōwa Emperor or Emperor Shōwa. By 1979, Hirohito was the only monarch in the world with the title "emperor." Hirohito was the longest-lived and longest-reigning historical Japanese emperor and one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the world.

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Bette Davis

First Name Bette
Last Name Davis
Born on April 5, 1908
Died on October 6, 1989 (aged 81)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was an American actress with a career spanning more than 50 years and 100 acting credits. She was noted for playing unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greater successes were in romantic dramas. A recipient of two Academy Awards, she was the first thespian to accrue ten nominations.

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Marc Lépine

Gamil Rodrigue Liass Gharbi
First Name Marc
Last Name Lépine
Born on October 26, 1964
Died on December 6, 1989 (aged 25)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Marc Lépine was a Canadian mass murderer from Montreal, Quebec who, in 1989, murdered fourteen women, and wounded ten women and four men at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal, in the École Polytechnique massacre, also known as the "Montreal Massacre".

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Abbie Hoffman

Abbot Howard Hoffman
First Name Abbie
Born on November 30, 1936
Died on April 12, 1989 (aged 52)

Abbot Howard Hoffman, better known as Abbie Hoffman, was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies") and was a member of the Chicago Seven. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement.

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Gilda Radner

First Name Gilda
Born on June 28, 1946
Died on May 20, 1989 (aged 42)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Gilda Susan Radner was an American actress and comedian, who was one of the seven original cast members for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). In her routines, Radner specialized in parodies of television stereotypes, such as advice specialists and news anchors. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her performances on the show. She also portrayed those characters in her highly successful one-woman show on Broadway in 1979. Radner's SNL work established her as an iconic figure in the history of American comedy.

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Franzisca Baruch

First Name Franzisca
Born on November 21, 1901
Died on September 3, 1989 (aged 87)
Born in Germany

Franzisca Baruch was a German–Israeli graphic designer. She is known for designing Hebrew fonts, the cover of the first Israeli passport, the emblem of Jerusalem, and the logo of the Ha'aretz newspaper.

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