On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1955

  • May 3 Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • May 3 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, dies at 64
  • May 4 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
  • May 9 Kate Booth, English Salvationist & evangelist, dies at 97
  • May 10 John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist, dies at 89
  • May 14 Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44
  • May 16 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), dies at 45
  • May 18 Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator (Bethune-Cookman College) and civil rights leader, dies at 79
  • May 29 Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78