Famous Deaths In 1940
Monday, 26 January 2015
Jan 01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865) died on this day in history.
Jan 04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59 in the year 1940.
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 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 on this day in history.
Jan 24 In the year 1940 emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
Jan 25 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899) died in the year 1940.
Jan 31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history death of philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
Feb 04 In the year 1940 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 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 on this day in history.
Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.
Feb 28 In the year 1940 johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
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 In the year 1940 death of hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 05 Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868) died on this day in history.
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 in the year 1940.
Mar 16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858) died on this day in history.
Mar 19 On this day in history gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
Mar 25 In the year 1940 ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
Mar 26 In the year 1940 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 on this day in history.
Apr 06 On this day in history 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 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 on this day in history.
May 07 In the year 1940 death of george Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)