Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 18 June 2018
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1940 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 Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56 in the year 1940.
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 24 In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
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 on this day in history.
Feb 01 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888) died in the year 1940.
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 In the year 1940 death of eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
Feb 11 On this day in history 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 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 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
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 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 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 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 In the year 1940 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 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916) died on this day in history.
Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history 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)