What Happened in 1937

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 283

  • Jan 1 Anastasio Somoza García becomes President of Nicaragua
  • Jan 1 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
  • Jan 1 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • Jan 1 Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
  • Jan 1 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • Jan 1 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • Jan 1 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12

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Jan 5 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 5 Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session in Nebraska
  • Jan 6 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • Jan 8 -50°F (-45.6°C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
  • Jan 9 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
  • Jan 9 Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 Plow for laying submarine cable patented
  • Jan 15 Spanish Civil War: Second Battle of the Corunna Road ends after both forces withdraw

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jan 19 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
  • Jan 20 -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
  • Jan 20 1st US Presidential Inauguration day held on Jan 20th, (previously March 4th)

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Jan 23 Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 25 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • Jan 25 Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
  • Jan 30 2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death
  • Jan 30 30th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Emily Hood Westacott (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
  • Jan 30 30th Men's Australian Championships: Vivian McGrath beats John Bromwich (6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1)
  • Feb 1 Stapleton, Staten Island, becomes a customs-free port
  • Feb 3 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England
  • Feb 4 Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games

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Feb 5 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

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Feb 5 FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 6 K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
  • Feb 8 Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 10 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • Feb 11 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
  • Feb 12 Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • Feb 13 "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
  • Feb 13 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
  • Feb 13 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • Feb 13 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 16 DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
  • Feb 16 Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 20 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
  • Feb 21 Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile.
  • Feb 21 The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Feb 24 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC
  • Feb 26 Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden's "Ascent of F6" premieres in London
  • Feb 27 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
  • Mar 1 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
  • Mar 1 Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
  • Mar 1 US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
  • Mar 2 Mexico nationalizes oil
  • Mar 3 Australia snatches series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
  • Mar 4 9th Academy Awards: "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins
  • Mar 7 Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR
  • Mar 14 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
  • Mar 14 Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
  • Mar 15 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
  • Mar 15 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
  • Mar 16 All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32
  • Mar 18 Gas explosion in school in New London, Texas: 294 die
  • Mar 18 The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
  • Mar 19 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
  • Mar 19 Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term "supernova" and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays
  • Mar 19 96th Grand National: Evan Williams aboard Royal Mail wins

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Mar 20 Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Mar 21 Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade
  • Mar 23 LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
  • Mar 24 Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
  • Mar 24 National Gallery of Art established by Congress

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Mar 25 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 25 Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
  • Mar 25 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • Mar 25 Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page

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Mar 26 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Mar 26 Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
  • Mar 26 William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
  • Mar 27 Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
  • Apr 1 Aden becomes a British crown colony

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 4 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • Apr 12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 17 Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig
  • Apr 19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
  • Apr 22 NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
  • Apr 26 German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
  • Apr 27 1st US social security payment made
  • Apr 28 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • Apr 28 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • Apr 30 The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • May 1 FDR signs act of neutrality

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May 3 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"

CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

May 6 German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)

  • May 8 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
  • May 9 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • May 10 Busmen strike in London
  • May 12 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • May 15 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
  • May 17 Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 623

  • Jan 1 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • Jan 3 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4 Dyan Cannon, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington

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Jan 4 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Jan 4 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • Jan 6 Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • Jan 6 Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
  • Jan 6 Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • Jan 8 Robert Moran, composer
  • Jan 8 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • Jan 9 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • Jan 12 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
  • Jan 12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14 Billie Jo Spears, country singer
  • Jan 14 Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
  • Jan 14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
  • Jan 14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor
  • Jan 15 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16 Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • Jan 16 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
  • Jan 16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
  • Jan 16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 20 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • Jan 21 Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • Jan 22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • Jan 25 Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • Jan 25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
  • Jan 25 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
  • Jan 26 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jan 26 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • Jan 26 S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
  • Jan 27 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • Jan 29 Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • Jan 30 Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
  • Jan 30 Vanessa Redgrave, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Philip Glass, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 31 Steve Karmen, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Suzanne Pleshette, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • Jan 31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Feb 1 Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • Feb 1 Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • Feb 1 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 2 Martina Arroyo, opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Tom Smothers, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 2 Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
  • Feb 2 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • Feb 4 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • Feb 4 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Feb 4 Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • Feb 4 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
  • Feb 5 Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
  • Feb 5 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 5 Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 6 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
  • Feb 8 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • Feb 8 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • Feb 9 Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
  • Feb 9 Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
  • Feb 9 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • Feb 10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Feb 10 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
  • Feb 11 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • Feb 11 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • Feb 11 Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
  • Feb 11 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • Feb 12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Feb 13 Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
  • Feb 13 Susan Oliver, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14 John MacGregor, British MP
  • Feb 14 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • Feb 15 Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
  • Feb 15 P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
  • Feb 15 Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
  • Feb 15 Zoltan Pesko, composer
  • Feb 15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • Feb 16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • Feb 16 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
  • Feb 17 Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
  • Feb 18 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • Feb 19 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
  • Feb 20 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
  • Feb 20 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
  • Feb 20 Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
  • Feb 20 Roger Penske, auto racer
  • Feb 21 Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
  • Feb 21 Ron Clarke, Australian runner (set 17 world records) and mayor, born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2015)
  • Feb 22 Dubravko Detoni, composer
  • Feb 22 Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • Feb 22 Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
  • Feb 22 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 27 Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18 Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 2 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) weds actress Evelyn Baldwin (26)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 General Douglas MacArthur (57) marries 2nd wife Jean Faircloth

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 7 Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström

  • Jul 11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Oct 5 Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 28 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 9 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 133

  • Jan 2 Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
  • Jan 5 Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
  • Jan 6 André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
  • Jan 8 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • Jan 14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 21 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • Jan 23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)
  • Jan 28 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
  • Feb 1 Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
  • Feb 3 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
  • Feb 5 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
  • Feb 7 Elihu Root, US min of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
  • Feb 8 Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75
  • Feb 13 C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
  • Feb 14 Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 20 "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
  • Feb 23 Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • Mar 2 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 6 Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • Mar 8 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a heart attack at 34

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Mar 9 Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 10 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • Mar 11 Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 11 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • Mar 12 Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
  • Mar 12 Jeno Hubay, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 15 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
  • Mar 16 J Austen Chamberlain, English Min of For affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
  • Mar 19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
  • Mar 23 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • Mar 25 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • Mar 26 Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
  • Mar 29 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • Apr 2 Nathan Birnbaum, Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72
  • Apr 4 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
  • Apr 8 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 8 William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 17 Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)
  • Apr 19 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
  • Apr 25 Clem Sohn, air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
  • Apr 25 Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 27 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • Apr 29 William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
  • May 1 Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
  • May 2 Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (b. 1910)
  • May 9 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
  • May 10 William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (b. 1876)
  • May 11 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
  • May 13 Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
  • May 15 Phillip Snowden, British politician first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 72
  • May 23 John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • May 25 Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
  • May 28 Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 4 Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
  • Jun 7 Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • Jun 11 R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 12 Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • Jun 18 Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies
  • Jun 19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • Jun 25 Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
  • Jun 26 Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64
  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
  • Jul 9 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • Jul 10 Attilio Brugnoli, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 10 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • Jul 11 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • Jul 15 Walter Gay, artist, dies
  • Jul 17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jul 22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • Jul 31 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85
  • Aug 6 Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • Aug 6 Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
  • Aug 11 Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • Aug 13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
  • Aug 14 Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
  • Aug 22 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • Aug 23 Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • Aug 27 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), dies at 63
  • Sep 2 Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Sep 2 Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
  • Sep 4 Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 6 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk