On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1843

  • Aug 1 Robert Todd Lincoln, American politician, lawyer, Captain (Union Army), son of President Abraham Lincoln, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1926)
  • Aug 4 Florimond Van Duyse, Belgian composer and musicologist, born in Ghent (d. 1910)
  • Aug 5 James Scott Skinner, Scottish composer and dancing master, born in Arbeadie, Scotland (d. 1927)
  • Aug 23 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1932)
  • Aug 26 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra), born in Copenhagen (d. 1922)
  • Aug 29 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), born in Montour Falls, New York (d. 1910)
  • Aug 31 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (1917-18), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1919)