Famous Deaths In 1940
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Jan 01 On this day in history death of panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
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 in the year 1940.
Jan 12 In the year 1940 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 in the year 1940.
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 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 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 Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857) died on this day in history.
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 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 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1940 louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
Mar 15 In the year 1940 alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
Mar 16 Selma LagerlĂ¶f, 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 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 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 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 on this day in history.
Apr 06 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
Apr 09 On this day in history mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 18 On this day in history florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
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 on this day in history.