Famous Deaths In 1940
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Jan 01 In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Jan 20 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.
Jan 24 On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
Jan 25 On this day in history 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 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888) died in the year 1940.
Feb 04 On this day in history death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
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 on this day in history.
Feb 28 In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.
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 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 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history death of spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
Mar 27 On this day in history death of michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
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 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)