On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1867

  • Aug 2 Ernest Dowson, British poet (Decorations in Verse and Prose), born in Lee, London
  • Aug 2 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)

Stanley Baldwin

Aug 3 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Aug 7 Emil Nolde [Hansen], German painter and graphic artist, born in Nolde, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1956)
  • Aug 12 Edith Hamilton, American writer (Mythology)
  • Aug 13 William Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1957)
  • Aug 14 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1939)
  • Aug 22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • Aug 25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)