1989 in The United Kingdom - Deaths

Deaths

  • 7 January – Frank Adams, mathematician (born 1930)
  • 18 January – Bruce Chatwin, novelist and travel writer (born 1940)
  • 27 January – Thomas Sopwith, aviation pioneer and yachtsman (born 1888)
  • 22 February - Sir Raymond Gower, Conservative Party MP (born 1916)
  • 6 March – Harry Andrews, actor (born 1911)
  • 23 March - Robert McTaggart, Labour Party MP (born 1989)
  • 1 April - George Robledo, Chilean-born, British-based footballer (born 1926)
  • 12 April – Gerald Flood, actor (born 1927)
  • 19 April – Daphne du Maurier, novelist (born 1907)
  • 19 May – C.L.R. James, writer and journalist (born 1901)
  • 20 May – John Hicks, economist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1904)
  • 26 May – Don Revie, former footballer and former manager of Leeds United and the England national football team (born 1927)
  • 27 June – Alfred Ayer, philosopher (born 1910)
  • 1 July – Dora Gaitskell, widow of the late Labour Party leader Hugh Gaitskell (born 1901)
  • 11 July – Lord Laurence Olivier, acclaimed actor, director and producer (born 1907)
  • 15 July – Laurie Cunningham, English professional footballer based in Spain (born 1956)
  • 29 August – Peter Scott, ornithologist, conservationist and painter (born 1909)
  • 4 October – Graham Chapman, comedian (born 1941)
  • 14 November – Jimmy Murphy, former footballer and football coach (born 1910)
  • 5 December – John Pritchard, conductor (born 1921)
  • 10 December - Sam Barkas, footballer (born 1910)
  • 19 December – Stella Gibbons, novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer (born 1902)
  • 28 December – William Scott, Ulster Scots painter (born 1913)

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