Famous People Born in August 1873

  • Aug 3 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • Aug 4 Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), born in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba (d. 1953)
  • Aug 6 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • Aug 6 Mary Carr Moore, composer
  • Aug 11 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • Aug 17 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • Aug 18 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Aug 18 Otto Harbach, American songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 19 Fred Stone, renowned American circus performer and broadway actor (Alice Adams), born in Longmont, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • Aug 20 Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich), born in Rantasalmi, Finland (d. 1950)
  • Aug 20 William Henry Bell, composer
  • Aug 22 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)
  • Aug 22 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher, born in Sokółka, Poland (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)