On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1886

  • Aug 1 Isaac Keesing, Dutch publisher and founder (System Keesing), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)
  • Aug 2 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviator, born in Baddeck, Nova Scotia (d. 1961)
  • Aug 5 Óscar Esplá Spanish composer, born in Alicante, Spain (d. 1976)
  • Aug 6 Edward Ballantine, American composer and music professor, born in Oberlin, Ohio (d. 1971)

Person of interestInez Milholland

Aug 6 Inez Milholland, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), labor lawyer and socialist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1916)

Suffragist Inez Milholland
Suffragist
Inez Milholland
  • Aug 7 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
  • Aug 8 Daniel Ruyneman, composer
  • Aug 8 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer
  • Aug 12 Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
  • Aug 13 Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1957)
  • Aug 15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Aug 19 Robert Heger, composer
  • Aug 20 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung), born in Starzeddel, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Aug 23 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Aug 24 William Francis Gibbs, American naval architect, designed Liberty ships, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Eric Coates, English viola player and composer, born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (d. 1957)
  • Aug 27 Rebecca Clarke, British-American violist and classical composer (Morpheus), born in Harrow, England (d. 1979)