Famous People Who Died In 1937

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1937. This list includes people like H. P. Lovecraft, John D. Rockefeller, Jean Harlow, George Gershwin, Jagadish Chandra Bose and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, composers and novelists who died in 1937. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
John D. Rockefeller
(American Businessman and Founder of the 'Standard Oil Company')
John D. Rockefeller
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: May 23
 2 
H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 15
 3 
George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
George Gershwin
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11
 4 
Jean Harlow
(Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s)
Jean Harlow
16
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 5 
Bessie Smith
(Singer)
Bessie Smith
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Ernest Rutherford
(New Zealand Physicist Who is Known as the Father of Nuclear Physics)
Ernest Rutherford
25
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand
Died: October 19
 7 
Guglielmo Marconi
(Inventor of 'Radio' and Winner of 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Guglielmo Marconi
5
Birthdate: April 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20
 8 
Jagadish Chandra Bose
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Died: November 23
 9 
Maurice Ravel
(One of the Leading Composers of Impressionist Music, Known for His Orchestral Work "Boléro,")
Maurice Ravel
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Died: December 28
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Sir James Matthew Barrie
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Died: June 19
 11 
Erich Ludendorff
(German General, Politician and Military Theorist)
Erich Ludendorff
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20
 12 
Antonio Gramsci
(Italian Philosopher Best Known for His Theory of 'Cultural Hegemony')
Antonio Gramsci
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27
 13 
Edith Wharton
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 11
Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Tatoi, Greece
Died: November 16
 15 
J. Bruce Ismay
(Businessman)
J. Bruce Ismay
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Crosby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 17
 16 
Alfred Adler
(Austrian Psychotherapist and Founder of the School of ‘Individual Psychology’)
Alfred Adler
7
Birthdate: February 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Vienna, Austria
Died: May 28
 17 
Ramsay MacDonald
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Ramsay MacDonald
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lossiemouth
Died: November 9
 18 
Andrew William Mellon
(Industrialist, Philanthropist)
Andrew William Mellon
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 27
 19 
Pierre de Coubertin
(Father of the Modern Olympic Games)
Pierre de Coubertin
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: September 2
 20 
Ted Healy
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
Ted Healy
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman
Died: December 21
 21 
Jaishankar Prasad
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Varanasi
Died: January 14
 22 
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(Biologist, Banker, Politician, Zoologist, Ornithologist, Entomologist, Lepidopterist)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27
 23 
R. J. Mitchell
(British Aircraft Designer Known for Designing the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Used in WWII)
R. J. Mitchell
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: June 11
 24 
Wallace Carothers
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States
Died: April 29
 25 
William Gillette
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 29
Henry Ossawa Tanner
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: May 25
 27 
Austen Chamberlain
(First Lord of the Admiralty (1931))
Austen Chamberlain
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: March 16
 28 
Chūya Nakahara
(Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator)
Chūya Nakahara
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yamaguchi
Died: October 22
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
1
Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: October 9
 30 
Horacio Quiroga
(Uruguayan Playwright, Poet and Short Story Writer)
Horacio Quiroga
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Died: February 19
 31 
Karol Szymanowski
(Polish Composer, Pianist and a Member of the Modernist Movement 'Young Poland')
Karol Szymanowski
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tymoshivka, Ukraine
Died: March 29
 32 
Rudolf Otto
(German Theologian and One of the Most Influential Scholars of Religion in the Early Twentieth Century)
Rudolf Otto
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peine, Germany
Died: March 6
 33 
Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)
Frank B. Kellogg
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: December 21
 34 
Carl Emil Pettersson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 12
 35 
Attila József
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: District IX., Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 3
Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cowling, England
Died: May 15
 37 
Philip de László
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 22
 38 
Hadji Ali
(Artist)
Hadji Ali
0
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Khedivate of Egypt
Died: November 5
 39 
Harry Vardon
(Golfer)
Harry Vardon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: March 20
 40 
Yeghishe Charents
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kars, Kars Oblast, Russian Empire
Died: November 27
 41 
Don Marquis
(Humorist)
Don Marquis
1
Birthdate: July 29, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: December 29
Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
0
Birthdate: September 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lich, Germany
Died: November 16
Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: April 4
 44 
Joseph Taylor Robinson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 14
 45 
Robert Borden
(8th Prime Minister of Canada (1911 - 1920))
Robert Borden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Pré, Canada
Died: June 10
 46 
Jean de Brunhoff
1
Birthdate: December 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 16
 47 
Tomáš Masaryk
(The First President of Czechoslovakia (1918 – 1935))
Tomáš Masaryk
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 7, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hodonín
Died: September 14
 48 
Bolesław Leśmian
(Polish Poet Who Was Among the First to Adapt Symbolism and Expressionism to Polish Verse)
Bolesław Leśmian
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: November 5
 49 
Emilio Mola
(One of the Three Leaders of the Nationalist Coup of July 1936, Which Started the Spanish Civil War)
Emilio Mola
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Placetas, Cuba
Died: June 3
 50 
H. C. McNeile
(Soldier)
H. C. McNeile
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: August 14