On This Day

What Happened in April 1728

Historical Events

  • Apr 22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)
  • Apr 16 Joseph Black, Scottish chemist and physicist known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat and carbon dioxide, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1799)
  • Apr 19 Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian writer and playwright, born in Bologna (d. 1804)
  • Apr 23 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), born in Camelford, Cornwall (d. 1795)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • Apr 13 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, Spanish composer based in Peru, dies at 83
  • Apr 25 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies