What Happened in January 1734

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Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
  • Jan 13 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • Jan 17 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les PĂȘcheurs, Mirza)
  • Jan 31 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • Jan 31 Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)