On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1874

  • Aug 3 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • Aug 5 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
  • Aug 6 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), born in Albany, New York (d. 1932)

Person of interestHerbert Hoover

Aug 10 Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Aug 10 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • Aug 10 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist and nationalist activist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1908)
  • Aug 15 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, born in Valkininkai, Lithuania (d. 1958)
  • Aug 21 Herman Adriaan van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Aug 22 Edward Bairstow, English composer, born in Trinity Street, Huddersfield, England (d. 1946)
  • Aug 22 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931), born in Cologne, German Empire (d. 1940)
  • Aug 31 Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (d. 1949)