On This Day

What Happened in May 1657

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer (d. 1708)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilliam Bradford

May 9 William Bradford, American governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies at 57

First Governor of Plymouth Colony William Bradford
First Governor of Plymouth Colony
William Bradford
  • May 10 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, dies at 65
  • May 16 Andrzej Bobola, Polish Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)