Famous People Born in August 1879

  • Aug 6 Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)
  • Aug 7 J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
  • Aug 8 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader
  • Aug 8 Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
  • Aug 13 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • Aug 15 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American classic film & stage actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Aug 18 Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
  • Aug 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
  • Aug 24 Rentaro Taki, composer
  • Aug 29 Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher
  • Aug 31 Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)
  • Aug 31 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • Aug 31 Alma Mahler, wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel (d. 1964)