Famous People Born in August 1884

  • Aug 2 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
  • Aug 2 Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
  • Aug 3 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • Aug 4 Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7 Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 8 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
  • Aug 9 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
  • Aug 10 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • Aug 12 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • Aug 13 Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 16 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
  • Aug 16 Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)
  • Aug 16 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)
  • Aug 23 Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)
  • Aug 23 Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)
  • Aug 26 Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
  • Aug 27 Harry Antrim, actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
  • Aug 29 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • Aug 30 Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926)
  • Aug 31 George Al Sarton, Belgian/US historian