Famous People Born in August 1893

  • Aug 6 Guthrie McClintic, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 6 Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • Aug 10 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • Aug 10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • Aug 10 Voranc Prezikov [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Lunt, American Broadway actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • Aug 12 Howard Smith, American actor (Kiss of Death, Call Northside 777), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Aug 14 Alfred Alessandrescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1959)
  • Aug 14 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Alexander Gauk, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1963)

Harlow CurticeHarlow Curtice (1893-1962)

Aug 15 President of General Motors (1953-58), born in Petrieville, Michigan

  • Aug 15 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer, born in Pukekohe, New Zealand (d. 1950)

Mae WestMae West (1893-1980)

Aug 17 American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 18 Burleigh Grimes, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1931 St. Louis Cardinals; NL wins leader 1921, 28; NL strikeout leader 1921 Brooklyn Robins, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)
  • Aug 19 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • Aug 21 (Marie-Juliette) "Lili" Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • Aug 21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skater (US Singles C'ship 1914, 20-24; Pairs C'ship 1920-27; Olympic bronze 1920), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker (1893-1967)

Aug 22 American poet (Enough Rope), short story writer and satirist (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Aug 22 George Wood, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests, 6 dismissals; Cambridge University CC, Kent CCC), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1971)
  • Aug 23 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)
  • Aug 25 H. Trendley Dean, American dental surgeon who introduced fluoridation into water, born in Winstanley Park, Illinois (d. 1962)

Huey LongHuey Long (1893-1935)

Aug 30 American politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (1928-32) and Senator (1932-35), born in Winnfield, Louisiana

  • Aug 31 Lily Laskine, French harpist, born in Paris (d. 1988)