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was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1989th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 989th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 89th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1980s decade.
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the
Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Collectively known as the Revolutions of 1989, they heralded the beginning of the post–Cold War period.
It was the year of the first
Brazilian presidential elections in 29 years, since the end of the military government in 1985 which commanded the country for more than twenty years, and marked the redemocratization process's final point.
F. W. de Klerk was elected in South Africa, and his regime gradually dismantled the apartheid system over the next five years, culminating with the 1994 election that brought jailed ANC leader Nelson Mandela to power.
In contrast, the year saw the violent suppression of mass political protest in China, in June. The
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 ended with a military crackdown resulting in the deaths of a number of protesters.
The first commercial
Internet service providers surfaced in this year,  as well as the first written proposal for the  World Wide Web and New Zealand, Japan and Australia's first Internet connections. The first babies born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis were conceived in late 1989, starting the era of designer babies.
1989 marked the beginning of the current Heisei period in Japan. It is also, the latest year, when written in Roman numerals, to have an L.
Events [ ]
January [ ]
January 2 – Prime Minister Ranasinghe Premadasa takes office as the third President of Sri Lanka.
January 4 – Gulf of Sidra incident (1989): Two Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are engaged and shot down by 2 US Navy F-14 Tomcats.
January 7 – Hirohito dies, and Akihito is enthroned as the 125th Emperor of Japan immediately, followed by the change in the era name from Showa to Heisei on the following day.
January 8 – Kegworth air disaster: A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport, leaving 47 dead.
January 10 – In accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 626 and the New York Accords, Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola.
Thirty-five European nations, meeting in
Vienna, agree to strengthen human rights and strengthen East-West trade. " Palach Week": A pro-democracy demonstration in Prague is attacked by the police. 
January 17 – Stockton schoolyard shooting: Patrick Edward Purdy kills 5 children, wounds 30 and then shoots himself in Stockton, California.
January 20 – George H. W. Bush is sworn in as the 41st President of the United States.
January 23 – A powerful earthquake in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic kills around 275 people.
January 23– 24 – Armed civilian leftists briefly attack and occupy an Argentinian army base near Buenos Aires.
January 24 – Florida executes Ted Bundy by electric chair for the murders of young women.
January 29 – The British children's television show, , begins airing in the U.S. with the series premiere of Thomas & Friends on Shining Time Station PBS. January 30 – Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney shuffles his cabinet, appointing 6 new ministers and reassigning the responsibilities of 19 others.
February [ ]
February 1 – Joan Kirner becomes Victoria's first female Deputy Premier, after the resignation of Robert Fordham over the VEDC (Victorian Economic Development Co-operation) Crisis.
February 5 – Eurosport, a multiple-language sports broadcasting station in Europe, a first broadcasts service to start in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ile de France, France.
February 6 – The government of the People's Republic of Poland holds formal talks with representatives of Solidarity movement for the first time since 1981.
February 11 – Barbara Harris is the first woman consecrated as a bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (and also the first woman to become a bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion).
February 16 – Pan Am Flight 103: Investigators announce that the cause of the crash was a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player.
February 20 – In Canada's Yukon Territory, the ruling New Democrats narrowly maintain control of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, winning 9 seats vs. the Progressive Conservative Party's 7.
February 23 – After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11–9, President Bush's nomination of John Tower for Secretary of Defense.
February 23– 27 – U.S. President Bush visits Japan, China, and South Korea, attending the funeral of Hirohito and then meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo.
February 27 – Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo, a wave of protests and looting.
March [ ]
April [ ]
A failed coup attempt against
Prosper Avril, President of Haiti, leads to a standoff between mutinous troops and the government which ends April 10, with the government regaining control of the country. In Brussels, Belgium, NATO celebrates its 40th anniversary.
April 5 – The Polish Government and the Solidarity labor union sign an agreement restoring Solidarity to legal status, and agreeing to hold democratic elections on June 1.
April 6 – National Safety Council of Australia chief executive John Friedrich is arrested after defrauding investors to the tune of $235 million.
April 7 – The Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea, killing 41.
April 14 – The U.S. government seizes the Irvine, California, Lincoln Savings and Loan Association; Charles Keating (for whom the Keating Five were named) eventually goes to jail, as part of the massive 1980s savings and loan crisis which costs U.S. taxpayers nearly $200 billion in bailouts, and many people their life savings. 
April 17 – Poland, Solidarity is again legalized and allowed to participate in semi-free elections on June 4.
Trisha Meili is attacked while jogging in New York City's Central Park; as her identity remains secret for years, she becomes known as the "Central Park Jogger." A gun turret explodes on the U.S. battleship , killing 47 crew members. Iowa
April 20 – NATO debates modernising short range missiles; although the U.S. and U.K. are in favour, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl obtains a concession deferring a decision.
April 21 – Students from Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Nanjing begin protesting in Tiananmen Square.
April 23 – Zaid al-Rifai resigns as Prime Minister of Jordan in the wake of riots over government imposed price hikes that began on April 18.
April 27 – A major demonstration occurs in Beijing, as part of the Tiananmen Square protests. 
May [ ]
June [ ]
People's Liberation Army were to drive away students in Tiananmen Square.
June 1– 10 – Pope John Paul II visits Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden.
June 2 – Sōsuke Uno succeeds Noboru Takeshita as Prime Minister of Japan.
June 5 – An unknown Chinese protestor, " Tank Man", stands in front of a column of military tanks on Chang'an Avenue in Beijing, temporarily halting them, an incident which achieves iconic status internationally through images taken by Western photographers.
June 6 – The Ayatollah Khomeini's first funeral is aborted by officials after a large crowd storms the funeral procession, nearly destroying Khomeini's wooden coffin in order to get a last glimpse of his body. At one point, Khomeini's body almost falls to the ground, as the crowd attempt to grab pieces of the death shroud. 
June 7 – Surinam Airways Flight 764 crashes in Paramaribo, Suriname; killing 176.
June 12 – The Corcoran Gallery of Art removes Robert Mapplethorpe's gay photography exhibition.
June 13 – The wreck of the German battleship , which was sunk in Bismarck 1941, is located 600 miles (970 km) west of Brest, France.
June 15 – In the Irish general election, Fianna Fáil, led by Taoiseach Charles Haughey, fails to win a majority.
June 16 – A crowd of 250,000 gathers at Heroes Square in Budapest for the historic reburial of Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian prime minister who had been executed in 1958.
June 18 – In the first Greek legislative election of the year, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou, loses control of the Hellenic Parliament, leading to Papandreou's resignation on July 2.
June 21 – British police arrest 250 people for celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
June 22 – Ireland's first universities established since independence in 1922, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick, open.
June 24 – Jiang Zemin becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. June 30 – A military coup led by Omar al-Bashir ousts the civilian government of Prime Minister of Sudan Sadiq al-Mahdi.
July [ ]
July 2 – Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece resigns; a new government is formed under Tzannis Tzannetakis.
July 6 – The Tel Aviv–Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack, the first Palestinian suicide attack on Israel, takes place.
July 9– 12 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush travels to Poland and Hungary, pushing for U.S. economic aid and investment.
Siberian coal miners go on strike, demanding better living conditions and less bureaucracy; it is the largest Soviet labor strike since the 1920s. Mel Blanc, the man of 1000 voices of many characters dies of heart disease aged 81.
July 12 – In the Republic of Ireland, the Taoiseach Charles Haughey returns to power after Fianna Fáil forms a coalition with the Progressive Democrats.
July 14 – France celebrates the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.
July 14– 16 – At the 15th G7 summit, leaders call for restrictions on gas emissions.
July 18 – Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is murdered by an obsessed fan, leading to stricter stalking laws in California.
July 20 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under house arrest. She is released in 2010.
July 21 – A total blockade of Armenia and NKAO by Azerbaijan begins.
July 26 – A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
July 27 – In what was the largest prison sentence to date, Thai financial scammer Mae Chamoy Thipyaso and her accomplices are each sentenced to 141,078 years in prison. 
July 28 – In the Iranian presidential election, electors overwhelmingly elect Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as President of Iran and endorse changes to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, increasing the powers of the president. July 31
August [ ]
September [ ]
October [ ]
November [ ]
November 17 – Cold War – Velvet Revolution: A peaceful student demonstration in Prague, Czechoslovakia, is severely beaten back by riot police. This sparks a revolution aimed at overthrowing the Communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
November 20 – Cold War – Velvet Revolution: The number of peaceful protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia, swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.
November 21 – The Members of the Constituent Assembly of Namibia begin to draft the Constitution of Namibia, which will be the constitution of the newly independent Namibia.
November 22 – In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad and kills him.
November 24 – Following a week of demonstrations demanding free elections and other reforms, General Secretary Miloš Jakeš and other leaders of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia resign. Jakeš is replaced by Karel Urbánek.
November 26 – Uruguayan general election, 1989: Luis Alberto Lacalle is elected President of Uruguay.
November 27 – Colombian domestic passenger flight Avianca Flight 203 is bombed by the Medellín drug cartel in an (unsuccessful) attempt to kill presidential candidate for the 1990 elections César Gaviria Trujillo.
November 28 – Cold War – Velvet Revolution: The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces they will give up their monopoly on political power (elections held in December bring the first non-communist government to Czechoslovakia in more than 40 years).
November 29 – Rajiv Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India after his party, the Indian National Congress, loses about half of its seats in the Indian general election. November 30 – Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a bomb (the Red Army Faction claims responsibility for the murder).
December [ ]
December 19 – Workers in Romanian cities go on strike in protest against the communist regime.
December 20 – The United States invasion of Panama ("Operation Just Cause") is launched in an attempt to overthrow Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
December 21 – Nicolae Ceaușescu addresses an assembly of some 110,000 people outside the Romanian Communist Party headquarters in Bucharest. The crowd begin to protest against Ceaușescu and he addresses protesters to calm down.
After a week of bloody demonstrations because of the interfering European Union, masonry and any other "people" who have interest in stealing Romania and subjugate the noble people,
Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, who flees his palace in a helicopter after the palace is invaded by rioters. Two tourist coaches collide on the Pacific highway north of Kempsey, Australia, killing 35.
December 23 – Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu are captured in Târgoviște.
Romanian leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena are
executed by military foreign troops. Bank of Japan governors announce a major interest rate hike, eventually leading to the peak and fall of the . bubble economy
December 28 – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
December 31 – Poland's president signs the Balcerowicz Plan, ending the state socialist system in Poland in favor of a capitalist system and Polish involvement in the Warsaw Pact. 
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Births [ ]
January [ ]
February [ ]
March [ ]
March 3 – Andrea Brooks, Canadian actress
March 4 – Erin Heatherton, American fashion model
March 6 – Agnieszka Radwańska, Polish tennis player
March 7 – Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor
March 9 – Kim Tae-yeon, South Korean singer ( Girls' Generation)
March 10 – Đỗ Thị Ngân Thương, Vietnamese artistic gymnast
March 12 – Tyler Clary, American Olympic swimmer
March 14 – Colby O'Donis, American singer
March 15 – Caitlin Wachs, American actress
March 19 – Craig Lamar Traylor, American actor
March 20 – Fei Fei Sun, Chinese model
March 24 – Aziz Shavershian, Australian bodybuilder (d. 2011)
March 27 – Stuart Edge, American YouTube personality
March 29 – Arnold Peralta, Honduran footballer (d. 2015) March 31 – Liu Zige, Chinese swimmer
April [ ]
April 3 – Ankit Narang, Indian actor
April 4 – Chris Herd, Australian footballer who currently plays for Premier League team Aston Villa
April 5 – Lily James, British actress
April 6 – Gabrielle Scollay, Australian actress
April 9 – Danielle Kahle, American figure skater
April 11 – Eka Darville, Australian actor
April 12 – Lim Heem Wei, Singaporean artistic gymnast
April 13 – Vladislav Yegin, Russian ice hockey player
April 28 – Kim Sung-kyu, South Korean singer and dancer ( Infinite) April 29 – Foxes, British singer-songwriter
May [ ]
May 3 – Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer
May 5 – Chris Brown, American singer and actor
May 9 – Shane van Gisbergen, New Zealander race car driver
May 10 – Lindsey Shaw, American actress
May 12 – Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Greek-Cypriot singer and actress
May 15 – Sunny Lee, American-born Korean singer, member of Korean group ( SNSD)
May 18 – Shreevats Goswami, Indian cricketer
May 26 – Park Yeeun, Korean Singer
May 27 – Afgan Syahreza, Indonesian pop singer and actor
May 28 – Alexey Negodaylo, Russian Olympic bobsledder
June [ ]
June 6 – Bryn McAuley, Canadian actress
June 9 – Chloë Agnew, Irish singer
June 12 – Krista Kleiner, Filipina-American beauty queen, singer, model, actress and martial artist
June 17 – Simone Battle, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
June 19 – Giacomo Gianniotti, Italian-Canadian actor
June 20 – Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
Jeffrey Earnhardt, American race car driver Jung Yong Hwa South Korean musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the leader of the rock band CNBlue.
June 23 – Lauren Bennett, British singer, dancer, painter, photographer and model
June 25 – Chris Brochu, American actor and singer-songwriter
June 29 – Maciej Cieśla, Polish graphics designer June 30
July [ ]
July 1 – Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1 driver. Drives for Red Bull F1
July 2 – Dev, American singer
July 3 – Elle King, American singer, songwriter and actress
July 10 – Fazrul Hazli, Malaysian footballer
July 13 – Sayumi Michishige, Japanese singer
July 14 – Cyril Rioli, Australian rules footballer
July 15 – Tristan Wilds, American actor and singer
July 20 – Rayver Cruz, Filipino actor
July 27 – Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
July 29 –
July 30 – Aleix Espargaró, Spanish Grand prix motorcycle racer July 31
August [ ]
September [ ]
Zedd, record producer, DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
September 5 – Kat Graham, Swiss-born American actress, model, singer and dancer
September 7 – Hugh Mitchell, British actor
September 9 – Sean Malto, American professional skateboarder
September 15 – Steliana Nistor, Romanian artistic gymnast
September 19 – Tyreke Evans, American basketball player, 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year
September 24 – Pia Wurtzbach, German-Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 beauty pageant titleholder
September 25 – Jordan Gavaris, Canadian actor
September 29 – Theo Adams, British performance artist
October [ ]
October 1 – Brie Larson, American actress
October 10 – Aimee Teegarden, American actress
October 12 – Paulo Henrique Ganso, Brazilian football player
October 13 – Skyler Page, American animator and voice actor
October 14 – Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress
October 17 – Sophie Luck, Australian actress
October 19 – Janine Tugonon, Filipina beauty queen
October 20 – Jess Glynne, British singer
October 23 – Jonita Gandhi, Indo-Canadian singer.
Armin Bačinović, Slovenian football midfielder
T'erea Brown, American track and field athlete
Jack Colback, English footballer
B. J. Daniels, American football quarterback
Cristian Gamboa, Costa Rican footballer
Shenae Grimes, Canadian actress
Eric Hosmer, American professional baseball player
Felix Kjellberg, Swedish YouTube celebrity
Igor Pisanjuk, Norwegian footballer Eliza Taylor, Australian actress
October 25 – Marina Keegan, American author and journalist
October 28 – Camille Muffat, French swimmer (d. 2015) October 30 – Nastia Liukin, American artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
November [ ]
December [ ]
December 3 – Bette Franke, Dutch model
December 7 – Nicholas Hoult, British actor
December 9 – Eric Bledsoe, American basketball player
December 10 – Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, French politician
December 12 – Janelle Arthur, American Idol contestant
December 14 – Onew, Korean singer, member of Korean group ( SHINee)
December 15 – Nichole Bloom, American actress and model
December 18 – Ashley Benson, American actress
December 19 – Valdimar Bergstað, Icelandic horse rider
December 21 – Tamannaah, Indian model and actress
December 27 – Kateryna Lagno, Ukrainian chess player
December 30 – Ryan Sheckler, American skateboarder
Deaths [ ]
January [ ]
January 3 – Robert Banks, American chemist (b. 1921)
January 6 – Sir Edmund Leach, British anthropologist (b. 1910)
January 8 – Kenneth McMillan, American actor (b. 1932)
January 13 – Joe Spinell, American actor ( Maniac, The Last Horror Film) (b. 1936)
January 18 – Bruce Chatwin, British author (b. 1940)
January 19 – Norma Varden, English actress (b. 1898)
January 23 – Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist (b. 1904)
January 24 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (executed) (b. 1946)
January 30 – Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (b. 1936) January 31 – Fernando Gonçalves Namora, Portuguese writer and doctor (b. 1919)
February [ ]
March [ ]
March 2 – Liviu Cornel Babeș, Romanian electrician and painter (b. 1943)
March 3 – Kenneth Hegan, English amateur footballer, professional soldier (b. 1901)
March 4 – Salvatore Dell'Isola, Italian conductor (b. 1901)
March 6 – Harry Andrews, British actor (b. 1911)
March 9 – Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (b. 1946)
March 10 – Maurizio Merli, Italian actor (b. 1940)
March 11 – James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
March 16 – Jesús María de Leizaola, Basque Spanish politician (b. 1896)
March 17 – Merritt Butrick, American actor (b. 1959)
March 21 – Milton Frome, American actor (b. 1909)
March 25 – Sa`id Al-Mufti, Jordanian political figure, 9th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1898)
March 31 – Piotr Belousov, Soviet painter (b. 1912)
April [ ]
April 6 – Zofia Batycka, Polish actress and model (b. 1907)
April 7 – Cheng Nan-jung, supporter of Taiwan independence movement (b. 1947)
April 16 – Jocko Conlan, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1899)
April 19 – Dame Daphne du Maurier, British writer (b. 1907)
April 22 – Emilio Segrè, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
April 25 – George Coulouris, British actor (b. 1903)
April 26 – Lucille Ball, American actress, comedian, entertainer, and businesswoman (b. 1911)
May [ ]
May 2 – Giuseppe Siri, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1906)
May 3 – Christine Jorgensen, Norwegian actress, singer and writer (b. 1926)
May 4 – Chalam, Indian actor (b. 1929)
May 6 – Adolfo Constanzo, Cuban-born American serial killer (b. 1962)
May 9 – Keith Whitley, American singer (b. 1955)
May 10 – Woody Shaw, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1944)
May 11 – Xiao Wangdong, Chinese general and Minister of Culture (b. 1910)
May 15 – Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908)
May 16 – Leila Kasra, Iranian-born American poet (b. 1939)
May 17 – Walter Gross, German actor (b. 1904)
May 26 – Don Revie, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)
May 29 – John Cipollina, American musician ( Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
May 30 – James Harry Lacey, British World War II RAF Fighter pilot (b. 1917) May 31 – Edward Hubbard, British architectural historian, collaborator of the (b. Buildings of England 1937)
June [ ]
June 7 – Don the Beachcomber, American restaurateur (b. 1907)
June 10 – Richard Quine, American actor (b. 1920)
June 13 – Fran Allison, Australian actress (b. 1907)
June 17 – John Matuszak, American football player and actor (b. 1950)
June 20 – Dieter Aderhold, German cathedratic and politician (b. 1939)
June 24 – Hibari Misora, Japanese singer (b. 1937)
June 26 – Howard Charles Green, Canadian politician, former Foreign secretary (b. 1895)
June 28 – Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898) June 30 – Hilmar Baunsgaard, Danish politician and 34th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1920)
July [ ]
July 3 – Jim Backus, American actor (b. 1913)
July 5 – Berthold Wolpe, German-born British calligrapher, typographer and illustrator (b. 1905)
July 6 – János Kádár, Hungarian politician and communist leader, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1912)
July 9 – Andrex, French actor (b. 1907)
July 10 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor (b. 1908)
July 11 – Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor and director (b. 1907)
July 12 – Prince Wolfgang of Hesse (b. 1896)
July 14 – José María García Lahiguera, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop and venerable (b. 1903)
July 15 – Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
July 16 – Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (b. 1908)
July 17 – Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (b. 1922)
July 19 – Kazimierz Sabbat, 2-time Prime Minister of Poland and 15th President of Poland (b. 1913)
July 22 – Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
July 24 – Ernie Morrison, American actor (b. 1912)
July 29 – Nancy Andrews, American actress (b. 1920) July 30 – Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
August [ ]
August 1 – John Ogdon, British pianist (b. 1937)
August 8 – Bobby Oxspring, British flying ace, one of The Few (b. 1919)
August 9 – Richard Alexander, American actor (b. 1902)
August 11 – George Andreasen, American orthodonist and inventor (b. 1934)
August 12 – William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
August 14 – Robert Bernard Anderson, American political figure (b. 1910)
August 15 – Minoru Genda, Japanese aviator, naval officer and politician (b. 1904)
August 17 – Lin Tie, Chinese politician, head of Hebei province (b. 1904)
August 18 – Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian politician (b. 1943)
August 23 – R. D. Laing, British psychiatrist (b. 1927)
August 26 – Irving Stone, American writer (b. 1903)
September [ ]
October [ ]
October 4 – Graham Chapman, British comedian (b. 1941)
October 6 – Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)
October 9 – Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
October 12 – Jay Ward, American animator, creator of , Rocky and Bullwinkle , etc. (b. Dudley Do-Right 1920)
October 24 – Gopal Gurunath Bewoor, Indian military officer (b. 1916)
October 25 – Mary McCarthy, American writer (b. 1912)
October 26 – Charles J. Pedersen, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
October 28 – Henry Hall, British bandleader (b. 1898)
October 30 – Pedro Vargas, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1904) October 31
November [ ]
November 1 – Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, American civil rights activist (b. 1898)
November 2 – Andrée Brabant, French actress (b. 1901)
November 3 – Timoci Bavadra, Fijian physician and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1934)
November 6 – Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus, French Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary (b. 1898)
November 11 – Kenneth MacLean Glazier Sr., Canadian minister and librarian (b. 1912)
November 12 – Édouard Candeveau, Swiss Olympic rower (b. 1898)
November 23 – Mariko Shiga, Japanese voice actress (b. 1969)
November 24 – Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Palestine Sunni Islamic scholar and theologian (b. 1941)
November 25 – George Cakobau, Governor-General of Fiji (b. 1912)
November 26 – Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, 1st President of Comoros (assassinated) (b. 1919)
November 27 – Carlos Arias Navarro, Spanish politician, 71st Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1908)
November 28 – Ernesto Civardi, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1906)
December [ ]
December 1 – Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1931)
December 2 – Ray Morehart, American baseball player (b. 1899)
December 4 – Frederick Elwyn Jones, British barrister and Labour politician (b. 1909)
December 5 – John Pritchard, British conductor (b. 1921)
December 7 – Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
December 8 – Hans Hartung, German-born French painter (b. 1904)
December 16 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (b. 1925)
December 17 – Albert C. Wedemeyer, American general (b. 1897)
December 20 – Kurt Böhme, German bass (b. 1908)
December 23 – Peter Bennett, British actor (b. 1917)
December 26 – Lennox Berkeley, English composer (b. 1903)
December 28 – Brian Coburn, British actor (b. 1936)
Nobel Prizes [ ]
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Further reading [ ]
Ash, Timothy Garton.
The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague (1999) excerpt Kenney, Padraic, ed.
1989: Democratic Revolutions at the Cold War's End: A Brief History with Documents (2009) Sebestyen, Victor. Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire (2010) excerpt
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