Famous Deaths In 1940
Sunday, 19 November 2017
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 12 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Jan 18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 in the year 1940.
Jan 20 On this day in history death of omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
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 On this day in history 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 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.
Feb 11 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.
Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
Mar 15 In the year 1940 alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
Mar 16 On this day in history death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Mar 19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54 on this day in history.
Mar 20 In the year 1940 death of alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
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 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
Apr 09 In the year 1940 mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 18 In the year 1940 florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
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.