Famous Deaths In 1940
Sunday, 07 March 2021
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 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 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 On this day in history emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
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 in the year 1940.
Feb 04 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895) died on this day in history.
Feb 07 In the year 1940 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 In the year 1940 john Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
Feb 27 Peter Behrens, German architect, dies in the year 1940.
Feb 28 Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies in the year 1940.
Mar 01 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 in the year 1940.
Mar 04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860) died in the year 1940.
Mar 05 In the year 1940 death of cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68 in the year 1940.
Mar 15 On this day in history alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
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 in the year 1940.
Mar 20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860) died on this day in history.
Mar 25 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.
Mar 26 On this day in history death of spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
Mar 27 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1940.
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 On this day in history carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
May 07 George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859) died in the year 1940.