On This Day

What Happened in May 1739

Famous Birthdays

  • May 12 Johann Baptist Wanhal [Jan Křtitel Vaňhal], Czech organist, cellist, composer, and teacher, born in Nechanice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1813)

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 Bernardus Smijtegelt, Dutch vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63