On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1954

  • May 14 Heinz Guderian, German general during WWII, dies at 65
  • May 15 William March, American writer (Company K), dies at 60
  • May 16 Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer (Magnum), dies accidentally in a road accident at 38
  • May 19 Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73

Person of interestRobert Capa

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

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Robert Capa
  • May 26 Franz Pfemfert, German journalist and writer, dies at 74
  • May 27 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • May 30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), dies at 67