Famous Deaths in December 1940

  • Dec 5 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
  • Dec 6 Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895), dies
  • Dec 8 George Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (b. 1861)
  • Dec 9 Maletti, Italian general, dies in battle
  • Dec 13 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
  • Dec 13 George Macaulay, cricketer (took 24 wkts in 8 Tests, Eng 22-33), dies
  • Dec 13 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (b. 1851)
  • Dec 13 George Regas, Greek actor (b. 1890)
  • Dec 16 M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies
  • Dec 16 William Wallace, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 16 Billy Hamilton, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • Dec 17 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

  • Dec 22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
  • Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
  • Dec 30 Fritz Volbach, composer, dies at 79