Famous Deaths in December 1937

  • Dec 3 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies

Person of interestGustaf Dalén

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

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén
Industrialist and Inventor
Gustaf Dalén
  • 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 S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies

Person of interestErich Ludendorff

Dec 20 Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, dies of liver cancer at 72

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff

Person of interestFrank Kellogg

Dec 21 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 21 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), dies from acute toxic nephritis 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
  • Dec 28 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
  • Dec 29 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)