On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1937

  • 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, British educational reformer and musicologist (Oxford History of Music, Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Algernon Ashton, British composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 15 Nikolai Artzibushev, Russian jurist & composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 17 Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), dies of tuberculosis in a Japanese prison camp at 26
  • Apr 19 William Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English historian and 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 peasant rebel (Drzymała's wagon), dies at 79

Person of interestAntonio Gramsci

Apr 27 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher, dies at 46

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • Apr 29 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), dies at 83
  • Apr 29 Wallace Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), commits suicide at 41