Famous Deaths In 1940
Friday, 24 March 2017
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.
Jan 05 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
Jan 12 In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
Jan 18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.
Jan 20 On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
Jan 24 On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
Jan 25 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.
Jan 31 On this day in history rené "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
Feb 01 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history death of eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
Feb 11 In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
Feb 27 On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1940 josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died in the year 1940.
Mar 10 In the year 1940 louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.
Mar 16 In the year 1940 death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Mar 19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54 on this day in history.
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
Mar 25 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1940.
Mar 26 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873) died in the year 1940.
Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872) died on this day in history.
Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died in the year 1940.
Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
May 07 In the year 1940 death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)