Birthdays in History in August 1897

  • Aug 2 Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
  • Aug 2 Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
  • Aug 5 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 7 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • Aug 9 Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
  • Aug 10 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
  • Aug 10 John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • Aug 11 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
  • Aug 11 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • Aug 12 Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
  • Aug 16 Robert Ringling, circus master
  • Aug 20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)
  • Aug 26 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  • Aug 31 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)