Birthdays in History in August 1873

  • Aug 3 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • Aug 4 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
  • Aug 6 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • Aug 17 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • Aug 20 Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich), born in Rantasalmi, Finland (d. 1950)
  • Aug 22 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)