On This Day

September 1764 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 17 John Goodricke, English deaf astronomer (first to notice that some variable stars were periodic), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1786)

Person of interestFletcher Christian

Sep 25 Fletcher Christian, English sailor who led the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. ~1790-93)


Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Nathaniel Bliss, English 4th Astronomer Royal (1762-64), dies at 63
  • Sep 23 Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • Sep 26 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89