What Happened in October 1762

Historical Events

  • Oct 5 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced in Vienna
  • Oct 6 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Tommaso Sogner, composer
  • Oct 12 Jan Willem Janssens, Dutch Governor-General of Cape colony and Dutch-Indies, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1838)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer
  • Oct 16 Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
  • Oct 21 Herman W Daendels, Dutch Brigadier-General and Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1807-11), born in Hattem, Gelderland, Dutch Republic (d. 1818)
  • Oct 23 Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)
  • Oct 27 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs
  • Oct 30 André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78