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, Bloemfontein, South African political activist and trade unionist
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
  • Aug 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower)
  • Aug 29 E Franklin Frazier, sociologist, (d. 1962)
  • Aug 31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)