What Happened in 1937

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 283

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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Mar 20th Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

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

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

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

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

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

CommunicationHindenburg Disaster

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

  • May 8th 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
  • May 9th Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • May 10th Busmen strike in London
  • May 12th St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
  • May 12th Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.
  • May 15th 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
  • May 17th Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 625

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2nd 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 27th Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

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

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3rd 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 7th Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12th 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 3rd Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17th 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 5th Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Famous Divorces

  • Sep 28th Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 9th 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 134

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul 20th 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 22nd Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • Jul 26th Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28th Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28th Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • Jul 31st Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85
  • Aug 6th Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
  • Aug 6th Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
  • Aug 11th Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies

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Aug 11th 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 13th Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
  • Aug 14th Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
  • Aug 22nd David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • Aug 23rd Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68

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

Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W. Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon
  • Sep 2nd Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Sep 2nd Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
  • Sep 4th Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 6th Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 10th Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • Sep 14th Tomés G Masaryk, philosopher/President of Czech (1918-35), dies at 87)
  • Sep 14th Tomáš Masaryk, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)