On This Day

What Happened in February 1762

Historical Events

  • Feb 2 Thomas Arnes' opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London
  • Feb 12 British fleet occupies Martinique

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 19 Friedrich Franz Hurka, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1805)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 11 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12 Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 20 Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)