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Famous Deaths In 1940

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.

Jan 04 On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59

Jan 05 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.

Jan 12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.

Jan 18 On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74

Jan 20 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.

Jan 24 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.

Jan 25 On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)

Jan 31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 on this day in history.

Feb 01 On this day in history death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)

Feb 04 On this day in history death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)

Feb 07 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies on this day in history.

Feb 09 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.

Feb 11 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies on this day in history.

Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies on this day in history.

Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.

Feb 29 On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies

Mar 01 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.

Mar 04 On this day in history death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)

Mar 05 On this day in history death of cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)

Mar 10 On this day in history louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68

Mar 15 On this day in history alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies

Mar 16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died on this day in history.

Mar 19 On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54

Mar 20 On this day in history death of alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)

Mar 25 On this day in history ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51

Mar 26 On this day in history death of spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)

Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872) died on this day in history.

Mar 29 On this day in history death of alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)

Apr 06 On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49

Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies on this day in history.

Apr 18 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.

Apr 26 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.

May 07 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died on this day in history.

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.

Jan 03 Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas) was born on this day in history.

Jan 04 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)

Jan 04 Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

Jan 05 Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.

Jan 05 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.