On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1937

  • Sep 2 Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Sep 2 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Sep 4 Giovanni Salviucci, Italian composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 6 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • Sep 13 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (Pigs is Pigs), dies at 67

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Sep 14 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Sep 15 Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • Sep 21 Henri Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • Sep 26 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • Sep 26 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), dies at 63