On This Day

What Happened in May 1767

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus", written when he was 11 years old, premieres in Salzburg

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • May 14 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Tyagaraja, Indian classical Carnatic music composer, born in Tiruvarur, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu (d. 1847)
  • May 7 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany, born in Charlottenburg, Germany (d. 1820)
  • May 12 Manuel de Godoy 'Prince of the Peace', Spanish statesman, 1st Secretary of State of Spain, born in Badajoz, Spain (d. 1851)
  • May 24 Josef Schnabel, German composer, born in Naumburg am Queis, Silesia (d. 1831)
  • May 24 Ferdinand Franzl, German composer, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1833)
  • May 25 Friedrich Johann Eck, German violinist and composer (Concertos pour violon), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1838)

Famous Deaths

  • May 18 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, German composer, dies at 28