On This Day

Famous People Born in August 1895

  • Aug 1 Benjamin Mays, African-American educator (Morehouse, Howard University) and civil rights leader, born in Ninety Six, South Carolina (d. 1984)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)
  • Aug 3 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 9 Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches), born in Abbottabad, India (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 13 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 13 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • Aug 14 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years), born in North Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1973)
  • Aug 16 Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish musician and composer, born in Ajofrín, Toledo (d. 1951)
  • Aug 16 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • Aug 16 Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (Belle du Seigneur), born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1981)
  • Aug 16 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • Aug 19 Arnoldt Bronnen, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • Aug 22 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Aug 22 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, born in Pierreville, Quebec (d. 1966)
  • Aug 24 Richard Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston (1944-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer