Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 03 August 2015
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died in the year 1940.
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 18 On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
Jan 20 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Feb 01 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888) died on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
Feb 27 On this day in history peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28 On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29 On this day in history edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 01 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
Mar 16 In the year 1940 death of selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
Mar 19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54 in the year 1940.
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
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 Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies in the year 1940.
Apr 26 In the year 1940 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)