Deaths in History in July 1937

  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
  • 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 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Walter Gay, artist, dies
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

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Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • Jul 31 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85