On This Day

What Happened in August 1761

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Yevstigney Fomin, Russian opera composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar, dies at 70
  • Aug 18 Fran├žois Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures), dies at 51