On This Day

What Happened in January 1676

Historical Events

  • Jan 29 Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 19 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Tsar Alexis I of Russia [Aleksey Mikhaylovich], Tsar of Russia (1645-76), dies at 46