On This Day

Famous People Who Died 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 Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), dies at 71

Person of interestGeorge Gershwin

Jul 11 George Gershwin [Jacob Gershvin], American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 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 inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (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