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Famous Deaths In 1940

Friday, 19 September 2014

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

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 on this day in history.

Jan 25 On this day in history death of elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)

Jan 31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 on this day in history.

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 On this day in history 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 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies on this day in history.

Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies on this day in history.

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 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.

Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died on this day in history.

Mar 10 On this day in history 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 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died on this day in history.

Mar 19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54 on this day in history.

Mar 20 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.

Mar 27 Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872) died on this day in history.

Mar 29 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.

May 07 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died on this day in history.

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Jan 02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician was born on this day in history.

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

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)

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

Jan 04 On this day in history birth of helmut Jahn, German architect

Jan 04 Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate was born on this day in history.

Jan 05 On this day in history birth of dany Saval, Oakland Calif, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)

Jan 05 On this day in history birth of michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)