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 Foote, American classical organist, composer, and member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), 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 Ned Hanlon, American Baseball HOF center fielder (NL pennant 1887 Detroit Wolverines) and manager (5 × NL pennant Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Superbas), dies at 79
  • 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
  • Apr 29 Wallace Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), commits suicide at 41
  • Apr 29 William Gillette, American stage and silent film actor (Sherlock Holmes), and playwright (Secret Service), dies at 83