Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 24 April 2017
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
Jan 18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 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 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 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 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.
Feb 28 In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29 On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 01 In the year 1940 josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
Mar 04 On this day in history death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died in the year 1940.
Mar 10 On this day in history 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 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 in the year 1940.
Mar 20 On this day in history death of alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
Mar 25 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.
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 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died on this day in history.
Apr 06 In the year 1940 andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
Apr 09 In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
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.