On This Day

What Happened in January 1728

Historical Events

  • Jan 29 John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
  • Jan 6 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
  • Jan 6 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright & poet, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1770)
  • Jan 9 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • Jan 16 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • Jan 17 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 24 Johann Philipp K√§fer, German composer, 55