What Happened in August 1906

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
  • Aug 2 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
  • Aug 3 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • Aug 10 Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
  • Aug 13 Black soldiers raid Brownsville, Texas
  • Aug 13 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
  • Aug 15 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Aug 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • Aug 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • Aug 23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators
  • Aug 23 Cuba's 1st president Tomés Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
  • Aug 24 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
  • Aug 29 26th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Clothier beats Beals Wright (6-3, 6-0, 6-4)
  • Aug 30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • Aug 30 NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess (last Queen of Italy), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 6 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • Aug 6 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • Aug 7 Gerhard Frommel, composer
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)
  • Aug 21 Joachim Homs, composer
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, born in Enghien-les-Bains, France (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • Aug 25 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russian US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)