Famous People Born in August 1888

  • Aug 1 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • Aug 2 Oscar Rasbach, composer
  • Aug 4 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
  • Aug 4 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, born in Surat, India (d. 1965)
  • Aug 5 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), born in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Aug 6 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • Aug 9 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
  • Aug 11 Owen Nares [Ramsay], British actor and manager (Maiden Erleigh), born in Maiden Erlegh, Berks, England (d. 1943)
  • Aug 12 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
  • Aug 13 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

Aug 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • Aug 15 Albert Spalding, composer

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

Aug 16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Aug 16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • Aug 17 Monty Wooley, American actor (Pied Piper, The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 20 George Sklavos, composer
  • Aug 22 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Aug 31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (La Obra de Trajano), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1928)