On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1940

  • Jun 2 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 66
  • Jun 16 DuBose Heyward, American novelist (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
  • Jun 17 Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Édouard Vuillard, French painter and graphic artist, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet, writer and critic, drowns at 40
  • Jun 21 Walter Hasenclever, German Expressionist writer, dies at 49
  • Jun 21 Smedley Butler, American Marine general, dies at 58
  • Jun 22 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • Jun 22 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • Jun 28 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60