On This Day

What Happened in May 1650

Famous Birthdays

John Churchill

May 26 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)

Famous Deaths

  • May 20 Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer, dies at 44
  • May 21 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general, hanged at 37
  • May 28 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, dies at 59