Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 25 July 2016
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 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)
Jan 31 In the year 1940 rené "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
Feb 01 In the year 1940 death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
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 On this day in history death of eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
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 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 in the year 1940.
Feb 29 On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 01 In the year 1940 josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
Mar 05 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
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 In the year 1940 ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
Mar 26 In the year 1940 death of spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872) died on this day in history.
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 On this day in history mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 18 In the year 1940 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.