Famous People Who Died in December 1937

  • Dec 3 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies

Gustaf Dalén

Dec 9 [Nils] Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), dies at 68

  • Dec 12 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
  • Dec 17 Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72
  • Dec 18 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), dies at 80

Frank Kellogg

Dec 21 Frank Kellogg, American politician and diplomat (US Secretary of State, 1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Kellogg–Briand Pact: Nobel Peace Prize, 1929), dies at 80

  • Dec 21 Ted Healy [Ernest Nash], American vaudeville, stage, and screen actor, comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), and developer of the Three Stooges, dies from complications of alcoholism at 41
  • Dec 22 Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55
  • Dec 26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47

Maurice Ravel

Dec 28 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), dies at 62

  • Dec 29 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)