On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1849

Chopin: The Day the Music Died

Famous Deaths

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), dies of at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin

1849 Highlights

About October 17, 1849

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra