On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1841

  • Aug 13 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer, born in Harrow, Victoria, Australia (d. 1891)
  • Aug 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • Aug 18 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient who survived 31 days at sea in a small boat to seek help for the shipwrecked USS Saginaw, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1919)
  • Aug 25 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • Aug 28 Louis Le Prince, French artist and original inventor of the motion picture camera sometimes called "the father of cinematography", born in Metz, France (d. 1890)