On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1940

Person of interestLillian Wald

Sep 1 Lillian Wald, American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • Sep 3 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • Sep 7 Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
  • Sep 10 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Dick Ket, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 37
  • Sep 25 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • Sep 26 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 26 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), dies at 69
  • Sep 27 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 27 Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Sep 30 Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62