Famous People Who Died in May 1937

  • May 1 Snitz Edwards [Edward Neumann], Hungarian-American stage and silent film actor ("Phantom of the Opera"; "College"), dies at 69
  • May 2 Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 Noel Rosa, Brazilian guitrist, mandolin player, and songwriter, dies of tuberculosis at 26

Walter MittelholzerWalter Mittelholzer (1894-1937)

May 9 Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air) and aerial photographer, dies in a climbing accident on an expedition in Styria at 43 [1]

  • May 10 William Tedmarsh, British silent movie actor (Two Beds and No Sleep), dies at 61
  • May 11 Ellen Hansell, American tennis player (US National champion 1887), dies at 67
  • May 11 Viliam Figuš-Bystrý, Slovak composer, dies at 62
  • May 15 Phillip Snowden, British politician first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 72

John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)

May 23 American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, dies at 97

  • May 25 Henry Ossawa Tanner, American artist, dies at 77
  • May 27 Frank Grant, American Baseball HOF 2nd baseman (International League; pioneer early Negro leagues; considered greatest African-American player of 19th century), dies at 71
  • May 28 Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67