Deaths in History in May 1937

  • May 9 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air), dies in crash at 43
  • May 13 Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
  • 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