On This Day

What Happened in October 1737

Historical Events

  • Oct 7 A cyclone causes 40 foot waves that are believed to have killed 300,000 in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 11 Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta, India

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Franz Schneider, Austrian organist and composer, baptized in Pulkau (d. 1812)
  • Oct 22 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, born in Pistoia, Florence (d. 1799)
  • Oct 31 James Lovell, American educator and statesman, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1789)