Deaths in History in July 1940

  • Jul 2 Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies
  • Jul 15 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Jul 15 Robert Wadlow, world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
  • 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 Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murdered by "Bugsy" Siegel