On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1937

  • Jan 2 Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (Captain Blood, Boulder Dam), commits suicide by gunshot at 29
  • Jan 5 Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
  • Jan 6 AndrĂ© Bessette, Canadian Roman Catholic religious figure, dies at 91
  • Jan 8 John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 13 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • Jan 13 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 52
  • Jan 14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, dies at 47
  • Jan 21 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • Jan 23 Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist and politician (Minister of Education), dies at 60
  • Jan 28 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)