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Famous Deaths In 1940

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.

Jan 04 On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59

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 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 on this day in history.

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 on this day in history.

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 On this day in history death of michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)

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 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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Famous Birthdays In 1940

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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 Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973) was born on this day in history.

Jan 04 Helmut Jahn, German architect was born on this day in history.

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