Famous Deaths for Year 1937

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Deaths 1 - 134 of 134

Jan 2nd - Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
Jan 5th - Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
Jan 6th - André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
Jan 8th - John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
Jan 13th - Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
Jan 14th - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
Jan 21st - Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
Jan 23rd - Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)
Jan 28th - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
Feb 1st - Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
Feb 3rd - Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
Feb 5th - Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
Feb 7th - Elihu Root, US min of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
Feb 8th - Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75
Feb 13th - C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
Feb 14th - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
Feb 20th - "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
Feb 23rd - Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
Mar 2nd - Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
Mar 6th - Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
Mar 8th - Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
NHL Center Howie MorenzNHL Center Howie Morenz (Mar 8th) Mar 8th - Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a heart attack at 34
Mar 9th - Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
Mar 10th - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
Mar 11th - Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
Mar 11th - Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
Mar 12th - Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
Mar 12th - Jeno Hubay, composer, dies at 78
Mar 15th - H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
Mar 16th - J Austen Chamberlain, English Min of For affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
Mar 19th - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
Mar 23rd - Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
Mar 25th - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
Mar 26th - Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
Mar 29th - Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
Apr 2nd - Nathan Birnbaum, Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72
Apr 4th - Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
Apr 8th - Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
Apr 8th - William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
Apr 10th - Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
Apr 15th - Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
Apr 17th - Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)
Apr 19th - William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
Apr 25th - Clem Sohn, air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
Apr 25th - Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
Apr 27th - Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46
Apr 29th - William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
May 1st - Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
May 2nd - Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73
May 4th - Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (b. 1910)
May 9th - Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
May 10th - William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (b. 1876)
May 11th - Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
May 13th - Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
May 15th - Phillip Snowden, British politician (b. 1864)
May 23rd - John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller (May 23rd) May 23rd - John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97
May 25th - Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
May 28th - Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67
Jun 2nd - Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
Jun 4th - Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
Jun 6th - Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
Jun 10th - Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82
Jun 11th - R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
Jun 12th - Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
Jun 18th - Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies
8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (Jun 10th) Jun 19th - James M Barrie, Scottish writer (Dear Brutus/Peter Pan), dies
Jun 25th - Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
Jun 26th - Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
Jun 28th - Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64
Jul 2nd - Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
Jul 9th - Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
Jul 10th - Attilio Brugnoli, composer, dies at 56
Jul 10th - Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
Jul 11th - George Gershwin, composer (American in Paris), dies at 38
Jul 15th - Walter Gay, artist, dies
Jul 17th - Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
Jul 18th - Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
Jul 20th - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (Jul 20th) Jul 22nd - Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
Jul 26th - Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
Jul 28th - Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
Jul 28th - Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
Jul 31st - Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85
Aug 6th - Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
Aug 6th - Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
Aug 11th - Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies
Aug 11th - Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75
Aug 13th - Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith WhartonPulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (Aug 11th) Aug 14th - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
Aug 22nd - David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
Aug 23rd - Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
Aug 26th - Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82
Sep 2nd - Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
Sep 2nd - Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
Sep 4th - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
Sep 6th - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
Sep 10th - Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
Sep 14th - Tomés G Masaryk, philosopher/pres of Czech (1918-35), dies at 87)
Sep 14th - Tomáš Masaryk, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
Sep 15th - Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
Sep 21st - Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W. MellonBanker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W. Mellon (Aug 26th) Sep 23rd - Caro Roma, composer, dies at 68
Sep 26th - Bessie Smith, singer, dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
Sep 29th - Ray Ewry, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08), dies at 63
Oct 9th - August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
Oct 9th - George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
Oct 15th - James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70
Oct 16th - Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
Oct 19th - Betty Carver, wife of English fieldmarshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
Oct 19th - Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66
Oct 21st - Betty Carver, wife of Bernard Montgomery, buried
Oct 26th - Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
Nov 2nd - Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
Nov 4th - Rogelio del Villar, composer, dies at 61
Nov 8th - James Ramsay MacDonald, British PM (Lab, 1924, 29-35), dies at 71
Nov 10th - Nikolai Batalov, actor (Mother), dies at 37
Scientist Ernest RutherfordScientist Ernest Rutherford (Oct 19th) Nov 12th - Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
Nov 14th - Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
Nov 17th - Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
Nov 23rd - Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
Nov 23rd - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
Nov 23rd - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
Dec 3rd - Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
Dec 9th - Nils Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
Dec 12th - Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
Dec 17th - Gerard Vissering, banker/president of Dutch Bank, dies at 72
Dec 18th - S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
Dec 20th - Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72
Dec 21st - Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80
Dec 22nd - Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg (Dec 21st) Dec 26th - Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
Dec 28th - Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
Dec 29th - Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)

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