Famous People Who Died In 1937

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
John D. Rockefeller
(Businessman)

John D. Rockefeller
16
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 8, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richford, New York, United States
Died: May 23

 2 

H. P. Lovecraft
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 15

 3 
Bessie Smith
(Singer)

Bessie Smith
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 26
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 

Ernest Rutherford
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand
Died: October 19

 5 
George Gershwin
(Composer, Pianist)

George Gershwin
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11

 6 
Jean Harlow
(Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s)

Jean Harlow
15
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: June 7
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 7 

Jagadish Chandra Bose
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Died: November 23
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 8 
Guglielmo Marconi
(Inventor & Physicist)

Guglielmo Marconi
4
Birthdate: April 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: July 20

 9 
Maurice Ravel
(Composer, Pianist)

Maurice Ravel
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Died: December 28

 10 

Sir James Matthew Barrie
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Died: June 19

 11 
Erich Ludendorff
(General of German Army (1916-18))

Erich Ludendorff
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: December 20

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

 13 

Edith Wharton
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 11

 14 
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

 15 
Antonio Gramsci
(Marxist philosopher, Journalist)

Antonio Gramsci
7
Birthdate: January 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ales, Italy
Died: April 27

 16 
Alfred Adler
(Psychotherapist)

Alfred Adler
5
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
1
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

Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: October 9

 23 
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

 24 
R. J. Mitchell
(Aeronautical engineer)

R. J. Mitchell
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: June 11

 25 
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

 26 

Wallace Carothers
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States
Died: April 29

 27 

Karol Szymanowski
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tymoshivka, Ukraine
Died: March 29

 28 

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

 30 

Philip de László
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 22

 31 
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

 32 
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

 33 
Horacio Quiroga
(Playwright)

Horacio Quiroga
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay
Died: February 19

 34 

Attila József
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: District IX., Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 3

 35 
Rudolf Otto
(Theologian)

Rudolf Otto
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peine, Germany
Died: March 6

 36 
Hadji Ali
(Artist)

Hadji Ali
0
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Khedivate of Egypt
Died: November 5

 37 
Don Marquis
(Humorist)

Don Marquis
1
Birthdate: July 29, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: December 29

Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cowling, England
Died: May 15

 39 

Joseph Taylor Robinson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
Died: July 14

 40 
Christine Papin
(Maid Murderer)

Christine Papin
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 8, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: France
Died: May 18

 41 
Harry Vardon
(Golfer)

Harry Vardon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: March 20

 42 

Yeghishe Charents
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kars, Kars Oblast, Russian Empire
Died: November 27

 43 

Jean de Brunhoff
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 16

Abd al-Hafid of Morocco
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: April 4

 45 

Carl Emil Pettersson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 12

 46 
Redoshi
(Farmer)

Redoshi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1848 AD
Birthplace: Benin
Died: 1937 AD

 47 
H. C. McNeile
(Soldier)

H. C. McNeile
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: August 14

Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
0
Birthdate: September 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lich, Germany
Died: November 16

 49 

Mrs. Leslie Carter
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 13

 50 
William Edward White
(Baseball player)

William Edward White
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1857, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milner, Georgia, United States
Died: March 29