On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1940

  • Jul 2 Ben Turpin, American comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies at 65
  • Jul 15 Robert Wadlow, American who was world's tallest known person (8'11.1"), dies at 22
  • Jul 15 Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (introduced the term schizophrenia to describe the disorder previously known as dementia praecox), dies at 82
  • Jul 19 Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
  • Jul 20 Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
  • Jul 31 Whitey Krakow [or Krakower], American gangster and hitman (Murder Inc), murdered by "Bugsy" Siegel