Famous Deaths In 1940
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Jan 01 In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.
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 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 24 In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
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 in the year 1940.
Feb 01 In the year 1940 death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
Feb 04 In the year 1940 death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
Feb 07 In the year 1940 francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies
Feb 09 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.
Mar 01 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 in the year 1940.
Mar 04 In the year 1940 death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 05 In the year 1940 death of cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 on this day in history.
Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies in the year 1940.
Mar 16 On this day in history 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 In the year 1940 death of alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
Mar 25 In the year 1940 ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
Mar 26 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 death of alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
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)