On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1855

  • Aug 3 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
  • Aug 11 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 18 Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner, born in Devonport, Devon, England (d. 1942)
  • Aug 20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter (Laodania), born in Omsk, Russian Empire (d. 1909) [NS Sept 1]
  • Aug 31 Stefan Surzynski, Polish conductor and composer, born in Srem, Poland (d. 1919)