Birthdays in History in August 1862

  • Aug 1 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • Aug 5 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • Aug 7 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy)
  • Aug 26 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Aug 29 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)