Famous Deaths in July 1937

  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean

Person of interestChester Greenwood

Jul 5 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), dies at 78

  • Jul 9 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • Jul 10 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 10 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • Jul 11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • Jul 13 Emmett Dalton, American outlaw, member of the Dalton Gang in the American Old West, dies at 66
  • Jul 15 Walter Gay, artist, dies
  • Jul 17 Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

Person of interestGuglielmo Marconi

Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jul 22 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist, dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, Father of Playgrounds movement, dies at 88

Person of interestCharles E. Hires

Jul 31 Charles E. Hires, American pharmacist, inventor and manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires
Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer
Charles E. Hires