On This Day

What Happened in September 1653

Famous Birthdays

Johann Pachelbel

Sep 1 Johann Pachelbel, German composer and organist (Canon in D), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)

  • Sep 20 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 3 Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise], French linguist, dies at 65
  • Sep 20 Humphrey Chetham, English cloth merchant (his will leaves money to establish Chetham Library - oldest English language public library in the world), dies at 72 [1]