On This Day

What Happened in April 1587

Historical Events

  • Apr 29 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Ivan Lukačić, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 1648)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
  • Apr 18 John Foxe, English historian (Book of Martyrs), dies