On This Day

Musicians Born in September 1737

  • Sep 5 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Sep 14 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, born in Rohrau, Austria (d. 1806)

Francis Hopkinson

Sep 21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)