Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 24 November 2014
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1940 conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
Jan 05 On this day in history tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
Jan 12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.
Jan 18 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history rené "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
Feb 01 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888) died in the year 1940.
Feb 04 In the year 1940 death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
Feb 07 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies in the year 1940.
Feb 09 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.
Feb 11 In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
Feb 27 In the year 1940 peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28 On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.
Mar 01 On this day in history josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
Mar 20 In the year 1940 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 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873) died in the year 1940.
Mar 27 On this day in history death of michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died on this day in history.
Apr 06 On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
Apr 18 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.