Famous People Born in August 1881

  • Aug 1 Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England (d. 1958)
  • Aug 1 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, born in Vilnius Region (d. 1961)
  • Aug 2 Ethel M. Dell, English author (Storm Drift), born in London (d. 1939)

Hugh S. JohnsonHugh S. Johnson (1881-1942)

Aug 5 American head of the National Recovery Administration and member of FDR's Brain Trust, born in Fort Scott, Kansas

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming (1881-1955)

Aug 6 Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland

  • Aug 6 Leo Carrillo, American actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • Aug 6 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1972)

François DarlanFrançois Darlan (1881-1942)

Aug 7 French Admiral of the Fleet during WWII and Vichy Prime Minister (1941-42), born in Nérac, France

  • Aug 8 Paul L E von Kleist, German general-fieldmarshal (Eastern Front)
  • Aug 10 Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder

Cecil B. DeMilleCecil B. DeMille (1881-1959)

Aug 12 American filmmaker (The Ten Commandments), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts

  • Aug 12 Vaclav Vackar, composer
  • Aug 13 Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, born in Muntok, Indonesia (d. 1955)

Francis FordFrancis Ford (1881-1953)

Aug 14 American actor (The Quiet Man), born in Portland, Maine

  • Aug 15 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist, born in Görlitz, Imperial Germany (d. 1956)
  • Aug 18 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart; Die Liebesmesse), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • Aug 19 George Enesco, Romanian violinist, conductor, and composer (Romanian Dances), born in Liveni, Dorohoi, Romania (d. 1955)
  • Aug 20 Edgar Albert Guest, English-American poet and newspaperman, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • Aug 23 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • Aug 28 Arne Eggen, Norwegian organist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • Aug 29 Valery-Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist and translator (Enfantines), born in Vichy, France (d. 1957)