Birthdays in History in August 1886

  • Aug 1 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher/founder (System Keesing)
  • Aug 2 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator (d. 1961)
  • Aug 7 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 10 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • Aug 12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13 Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
  • Aug 20 Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
  • Aug 24 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships