Roger Scott (1944, 3 August - ) was born - Australia, Sydney. Australian contemporary documentary photographer and teacher - he frequently catches the small moments of action on the street or at the beach with a wry humor.
Lord Charles Stanhope (1753, 3 August - 1816, 15 December) was born. British statesman and scientist. Educated at Eton and the University of Geneva. His accession to the peerage was on 7 March 1786. He invented a printing press, a device for tuning musical instruments, calculating machines and the Stanhope Lens.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908, 22 August - 2004, 3 August) died - France, Provence, Montjustin. One of the greatest of the street photographers with an uncanny ability to capture the meaningful moments of everyday life.
Peter Keetman (1916, 27 April - 2005, 3 August) died - Germany, Marquartstein. In April 1953 he photographed a Volkswagen factory and this series is amongst his most famous work.
Edward Linley Sambourne (1844, 4 January - 1910, 3 August) died. Primarily known as an illustrator and cartoonist he was also a keen amateur photographer who used photographs as the basis for his work. He had his first drawing published in the London satirical magazine Punch in 1867 and went on to become More...