On This Day

What Happened in August 1631

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 19 John Dryden, English poet (1st Poet Laureate 1668-1700), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1700) [OS=Aug 9]

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 8 Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
  • Aug 31 Nicolaus Erich, composer, dies at 43