Famous People Who Died in July 1937

  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
  • 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 Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), dies at 71

George Gershwin

Jul 11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershwine], American composer (An American in Paris; Porgy And Bess), dies from a brain tumor 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, French composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

Guglielmo Marconi

Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

  • Jul 22 Ted McDonald, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 5/32; Tasmania, Victoria, Lancashire CCC), dies in car crash at 46
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist, dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, American Father of Playgrounds movement, dies at 88
  • Jul 28 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, dies at 51

Charles E. Hires

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