On This Day

What Happened in January 1734

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
  • Jan 13 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • Jan 17 François-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les PĂȘcheurs; Mirza), born in Vergnies, Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1829)
  • Jan 31 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • Jan 31 Robert Morris, English-born merchant and American founding father (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Liverpool, Enhland (d. 1784)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)