Famous Deaths In 1940
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Jan 01 In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
Jan 18 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Jan 25 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.
Jan 31 In the year 1940 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 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895) died in the year 1940.
Feb 07 In the year 1940 francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies
Feb 09 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died in the year 1940.
Feb 11 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Mar 16 In the year 1940 death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Mar 19 In the year 1940 gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 27 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Apr 09 In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
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.