Famous Deaths In 1940
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Jan 01 On this day in history 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 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Jan 18 In the year 1940 kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
Jan 20 Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861) died in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
Feb 04 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895) died on this day in history.
Feb 07 Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for Engld v Australia 1894-95), dies on this day in history.
Feb 09 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died in the year 1940.
Feb 11 In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
Feb 27 In the year 1940 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 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died in the year 1940.
Mar 10 In the year 1940 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 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died in the year 1940.
Mar 19 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history death of michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
Mar 29 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died in the year 1940.
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 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 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died on this day in history.