On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1891

  • Aug 2 George Washington Williams, American historian (History of the Negro Race in America), dies from tuberculosis and pleurisy at 41
  • Aug 5 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
  • Aug 14 Johnny Mullagh [Unaarrimin], Australian cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies at 50
  • Aug 14 Sarah Childress Polk, Wife of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk (1845-1849), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • Aug 29 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)