Died in 1940

1
Robert Wadlow (1918-1940)
2
Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859-1940)
3
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
4
Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940)
5
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)
6
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940)
7
Paul Klee (1879-1940)
8
John T. Thompson (1860-1940)
9
Smedley Butler (1881-1940)
10
Robert Grant (1852-1940)
11
Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
12
Walter Chrysler (1875-1940)
13
Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940)
14
Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940)
15
George Davis (1870-1940)
16
Thomas Adams (1871-1940)
17
Tom Mix (1880-1940)
18
Charley Chase (1893-1940)
19
Lillian Wald (1867-1940)
20
Spyridon Louis (1873-1940)
21
Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940)
22
Ben Turpin (1869-1940)
23
William Henry Davies (1871-1940)
24
Italo Balbo (1896-1940)
25
Nathanael West (1903-1940)
26
Edward Harkness (1874-1940)
27
Batty Weber (1860-1940)
28
David F. Houston (1866-1940)
29
Frederick Cook (1865-1940)
30
Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940)
31
Dubose Heyward (1885-1940)
32
Mu Shiying (1912-1940)
33
Marguerite Clark (1883-1940)
34
Ellen Gates Starr (1859-1940)
35
Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)
36
Walter Connolly (1887-1940)
37
Stanislaw Bulak Balachowicz (1883-1940)
38
Helene Chadwick (1897-1940)
39
Edouard Michelin (1859-1940)
40
Harry Trelawney Eve (1856-1940)
41
Edwin Markham (1852-1940)
42
Carl Bosch (1874-1940)
43
Thomas Beer (1889-1940)
44
Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940)
45
Nedo Nadi (1894-1940)
46
Edwin Carewe (1883-1940)
47
Peter Behrens (1868-1940)
48
Donald Tovey (1875-1940)