Famous Deaths In 1940
Friday, 24 February 2017
Jan 01 On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.
Jan 05 In the year 1940 tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
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 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died on this day in history.
Jan 24 Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52 on this day in history.
Jan 25 In the year 1940 death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)
Jan 31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history 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 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 in the year 1940.
Feb 29 In the year 1940 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 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 in the year 1940.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 19 On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
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 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 in the year 1940.
May 07 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died on this day in history.