On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1940

Person of interestManuel 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

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • Nov 9 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 64
  • Nov 12 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, 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 musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78