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In the year 1937

367 Notable deaths

Amelia Earhart

American aviation pioneer and author.

Born July 24th, 1897 in Atchison County. [ref]

Died July 2nd, 1937 at 39 years old in Pacific Ocean.

H. P. Lovecraft

American author (1890–1937).

Born August 20th, 1890 in Providence. [ref]

Died March 15th, 1937 at 46 years old in Providence (small intestine cancer). [ref]

Jean Harlow

American film actress (1911–1937).

Born March 3rd, 1911 in Kansas City. [ref]

Died June 7th, 1937 at 26 years old in Good Samaritan Hospital (kidney failure). [ref]

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Indian polymath, physicist, and biologist (1858-1937).

Born November 30th, 1858 in Bikrampur. [ref]

Died November 23rd, 1937 at 78 years old in Giridih. [ref]

George Gershwin

American composer and pianist (1898–1937).

Born September 26th, 1898 in Brooklyn. [ref]

Died July 11th, 1937 at 38 years old in Hollywood (brain cancer). [ref]

Ernest Rutherford

New zealand-born british physicist (1871–1937).

Born August 30th, 1871 in Spring Grove. [ref]

Died October 19th, 1937 at 66 years old in Cambridge. [ref]

Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark

Greek and danish princess.

Born June 22nd, 1911 in Athens.

Died November 16th, 1937 at 26 years old in Ostend (Sabena OO-AUB Ostend crash).

Bessie Smith

American blues singer.

Born April 15th, 1894 in Chattanooga. [ref]

Died September 26th, 1937 at 43 years old in Clarksdale (traffic collision). [ref]

J. M. Barrie

Scottish writer.

Born May 9th, 1860 in Kirriemuir. [ref]

Died June 19th, 1937 at 77 years old in Marylebone (pneumonia). [ref]

Guglielmo Marconi

Italian inventor and radio pioneer (1874-1937).

Born April 25th, 1874 in Bologna. [ref]

Died July 20th, 1937 at 63 years old in Rome.

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