Famous Deaths In 1940
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Jan 01 In the year 1940 death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 25 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.
Jan 31 On this day in history renĂ© "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 on this day in history.
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 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1940 peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28 In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died on this day in history.
Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 in the year 1940.
Mar 15 Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies on this day in history.
Mar 16 Selma LagerlĂ¶f, 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 Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873) died on this day in history.
Mar 27 In the year 1940 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 On this day in history 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 in the year 1940.
Apr 26 In the year 1940 carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
May 07 In the year 1940 death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)