Famous People Born in August 1862

  • Aug 1 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), born in Goodnestone, Dover, Kent (d. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", born in Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • Aug 7 Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden, born in Karlsruhe, Baden (d. 1931)
  • Aug 11 Carrie Jacobs-Bond, American singer, pianist, songwriter (I Love You Truly; A Perfect Day), born in Janesville, Wisconsin (d. 1946)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, American athlete and American football pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1965)

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy (1862-1918)

Aug 22 French composer (La Mer; Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • Aug 26 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

Andrew FisherAndrew Fisher (1862-1928)

Aug 29 5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15), born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland

Maurice MaeterlinckMaurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)

Aug 29 Belgian playwright, poet and author (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium