On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1937

  • May 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • May 2 Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, dies at 26
  • May 9 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air), dies in crash at 43
  • May 10 William Tedmarsh, British silent movie actor (Two Beds and No Sleep), dies at 61
  • May 11 Viliam Figuš-Bystrý, Slovak composer, dies at 62
  • May 11 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), dies at 67
  • May 15 Phillip Snowden, British politician first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 72

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller

May 23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • May 25 Henry Ossawa Tanner, American artist, dies at 77
  • May 28 Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67