On This Day

What Happened in August 1587

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Sigismund III becomes King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 Gugliemo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1550-87), dies at 49