Birthdays in History in August 1885

  • Aug 1 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • Aug 6 Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
  • Aug 12 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • Aug 15 Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)
  • Aug 17 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)
  • Aug 17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • Aug 18 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)
  • Aug 19 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1954)
  • Aug 20 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
  • Aug 23 Henry Thomas Tizard, scientist
  • Aug 26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • Aug 28 Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
  • Aug 31 DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)