On This Day

What Happened in October 1577

Historical Events

Music History

Oct 25 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint, born in Sigmaringen, Germany (d. 1622)
  • Oct 7 Ferdinand, of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/archbishop
  • Oct 17 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 George Gascoigne, English poet