Famous Deaths in 1937

  • 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 (b. 1864)
  • 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/pres of Czech (1918-35), dies at 87)
  • Sep 14th Tomáš Masaryk, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
  • Sep 15th Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • Sep 21st Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23rd Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • Sep 26th Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Sep 29th Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), dies at 63
  • Oct 9th August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 9th George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • Oct 15th James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70
  • Oct 16th Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • Oct 19th Betty Carver, wife of English fieldmarshal Bernard Montgomery, dies

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Oct 19th Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

  • Oct 21st Betty Carver, wife of Bernard Montgomery, buried
  • Oct 26th Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
  • Nov 2nd Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 4th Rogelio del Villar, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 8th James Ramsay MacDonald, British PM (Lab, 1924, 29-35), dies at 71
  • Nov 10th Nikolai Batalov, actor (Mother), dies at 37
  • Nov 12th Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • Nov 14th Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • Nov 17th Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • Nov 23rd Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 23rd Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • Nov 23rd George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • Dec 3rd Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • Dec 9th Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • Dec 12th Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
  • Dec 17th Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72
  • Dec 18th S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • Dec 20th Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72

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Dec 21st Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Dec 22nd Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55
  • Dec 26th Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
  • Dec 28th Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
  • Dec 29th Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)