Famous People Born in August 1878

  • Aug 2 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
  • Aug 2 Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
  • Aug 3 Constantino Gaito, composer
  • Aug 10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 13 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • Aug 13 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
  • Aug 14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
  • Aug 15 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
  • Aug 17 Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902)
  • Aug 18 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)

Person of interestManuel L. Quezon

Aug 19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of the Philippines (1935-42), born in Baler, Aurora, Philippines (d. 1944)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Aug 27 Joseph John Richards, composer
  • Aug 28 George Whipple, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934), born in Ashland, New Hampshire (d. 1976)
  • Aug 30 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, born in Nordpeene, France (d. 1944)
  • Aug 31 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • Aug 31 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), born in California, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)