Famous Deaths in May 1954

  • May 1 Tom Tyler, actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50
  • May 2 Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
  • May 10 George Hirst, cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies
  • May 14 Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  • May 15 William March, American writer (b. 1893)
  • May 16 Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • May 16 Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38
  • May 19 Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73
  • May 19 Charles Edward Ives, US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
  • May 21 Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
  • May 23 H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies

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May 25 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, dies of injuries from a landmine explosion at 40

Photojournalist Robert Capa
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Robert Capa
  • May 26 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
  • May 26 Lionel Conacher ["The Big Train"], Canadian athlete and politician, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • May 27 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • May 28 Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54
  • May 30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67