Famous Deaths In 1940
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Jan 01 On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
Jan 05 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
Jan 12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Jan 18 On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
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 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 07 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 On this day in history death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Mar 19 On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
Mar 25 In the year 1940 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 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 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
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)