Birthdays in History in August 1894

  • Aug 3 John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
  • Aug 10 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Aug 17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • Aug 17 Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor
  • Aug 23 James La Guma, South African political activist and trade unionist, born in Cape Town (d. 1961)
  • Aug 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower) (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and author (The Negro Family in the United States), born in Baltimore (d. 1962)
  • Aug 31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)