Famous Deaths In 1940
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Jan 01 In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
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 In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
Jan 20 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.
Jan 24 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history rené "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
Feb 01 On this day in history death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
Feb 04 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Feb 11 In the year 1940 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 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 29 On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 01 On this day in history 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 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 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 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 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873) died on this day in history.
Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872) died in the year 1940.
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 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 in the year 1940.
May 07 In the year 1940 death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)