Famous People Born in August 1888

  • Aug 1 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • Aug 2 Oscar Rasbach, composer
  • Aug 4 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
  • Aug 4 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra spiritual leader (d. 1965)
  • Aug 5 Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
  • Aug 6 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • Aug 9 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
  • Aug 10 Johanna E F G (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actress (Saint Joan)
  • Aug 11 Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)
  • Aug 12 Marion Lorne, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 12 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
  • Aug 13 John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
  • Aug 13 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
  • Aug 15 Albert Spalding, composer

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Aug 16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

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  • Aug 16 Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)
  • Aug 17 Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer
  • Aug 22 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
  • Aug 31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)