Famous People Born in August 1894

  • Aug 1 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • Aug 3 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 3 John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
  • Aug 10 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • Aug 11 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • Aug 13 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • Aug 13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • Aug 16 George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Aug 17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • Aug 17 Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
  • Aug 22 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Cape Town (d. 1973)
  • Aug 22 Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), born in Hadjikend, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • Aug 23 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), born in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1965)
  • Aug 23 James La Guma, South African political activist and trade unionist, born in Cape Town (d. 1961)
  • Aug 26 Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • Aug 27 Charles Meredith, Knoxville Pa, actor (Court of Last Resort)
  • Aug 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • Aug 28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • Aug 29 E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and author (The Negro Family in the United States), born in Baltimore (d. 1962)
  • Aug 31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)