Famous People Born in August 1896

  • Aug 2 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
  • Aug 6 Cyril Mockridge, composer
  • Aug 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 9 Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
  • Aug 9 Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
  • Aug 9 Erich Hückel, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Aug 13 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
  • Aug 15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
  • Aug 16 (or the 17th) Tina Modotti, Udine Italy, Italian artist and activist
  • Aug 17 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
  • Aug 17 Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), born in London, England
  • Aug 18 Jack Pickford, Canadian-born actor (d. 1933)
  • Aug 19 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • Aug 21 Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
  • Aug 21 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
  • Aug 21 Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
  • Aug 22 Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
  • Aug 24 Phil Baker, comedian (Who's Whose), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 Dick Ryan, CT, actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad)
  • Aug 26 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 26 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • Aug 27 Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor [o.s. 15-08]
  • Aug 27 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Gillespie-Dr Kildare), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)