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Famous Deaths In 1940

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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 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 On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52

Jan 25 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died on this day in history.

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

Feb 01 On this day in history death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)

Feb 04 On this day in history death of nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)

Feb 07 On this day in history 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 On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies

Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.

Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies on this day in history.

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 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 on this day in history.

Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.

Mar 16 On this day in history death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

Mar 19 On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54

Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.

Mar 25 On this day in history ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51

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 on this day in history.

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 On this day in history andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49

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 On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65

May 07 On this day in history death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)

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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 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)

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