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Famous Deaths In 1940

Friday, 29 May 2015

Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.

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 on this day in history.

Jan 12 On this day in history erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56

Jan 18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74 on this day in history.

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 in the year 1940.

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 in the year 1940.

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 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.

Feb 11 On this day in history john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies

Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.

Feb 28 On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81

Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies in the year 1940.

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 in the year 1940.

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 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 in the year 1940.

Mar 26 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.

Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died on this day in history.

Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.

Apr 09 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies on this day in history.

Apr 18 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies on this day in history.

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 in the year 1940.

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Jan 02 On this day in history birth of s. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician

Jan 03 On this day in history birth of thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)

Jan 04 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business) was born on this day in history.

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)

Jan 04 Helmut Jahn, German architect was born in the year 1940.

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

Jan 05 Dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot) was born on this day in history.

Jan 05 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994) was born on this day in history.