Famous Deaths In 1940
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.
Jan 05 Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46 in the year 1940.
Jan 12 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.
Jan 31 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Feb 04 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895) died on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 29 In the year 1940 edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 01 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 in the year 1940.
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
Mar 05 On this day in history death of cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
Mar 10 In the year 1940 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 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
Mar 26 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history death of alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
Apr 06 On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
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 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died in the year 1940.