Famous People Who Died in August 1937

  • Aug 6 Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), dies at 76
  • Aug 6 Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
  • Aug 11 Bakr Sidqi, Iraqi general and dictator, assassinated at 47

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton (1862-1937)

Aug 11 American Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), dies at 75

  • Aug 11 George Morrison, American entrepreneur (owner of Mammoth Caves), commits suicide at 71 [1]
  • Aug 13 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (designed Sydney Harbour Bridge) (b. 1890)
  • Aug 14 Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
  • Aug 21 George Wright, American Baseball HOF shortstop (NA pennant 1872-75 Boston Red Stockings; NL pennant 1877-78 Boston Red Caps, 1879 Providence Grays), dies at 90
  • Aug 22 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • Aug 23 Albert Roussel, French composer (Rapsodie Flamende), dies at 68

Andrew MellonAndrew Mellon (1855-1937)

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

  • Aug 27 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), dies at 63