On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1940

Manuel Azaña

Nov 4 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), dies of a heart attack at 60 while in exile in France

  • Nov 9 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 64
  • Nov 12 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, Cuban composer, dies at 34
  • Nov 17 Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
  • Nov 17 Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
  • Nov 19 Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist, dies at 75
  • Nov 21 Geoffrey Legge, cricketer (WWII 196 Eng v NZ Auckland 1930), dies
  • Nov 22 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), dies of natural causes at 69
  • Nov 26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), dies at 72
  • Nov 28 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, murdered by fascist at 69
  • Nov 30 Fritz Volbach, German conductor, musicologist and composer (Raffael), dies at 78