Famous Deaths In 1940
Saturday, 01 October 2016
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 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
Jan 20 On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
Jan 24 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
Feb 07 On this day in history francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies
Feb 09 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.
Feb 11 On this day in history john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
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 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies in the year 1940.
Mar 01 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Mar 04 In the year 1940 death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died on this day in history.
Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 in the year 1940.
Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies in the year 1940.
Mar 16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1940 death of michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
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 in the year 1940.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 18 In the year 1940 florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
Apr 26 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 in the year 1940.
May 07 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died on this day in history.