On This Day

What Happened in August 1573

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Aug 21 Spain begin siege of Alkmaar in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Anna of Austria, queen of Poland, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1598)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)