Apr 14, 1759- George Frideric Handel, Baroque composer and organist (Water Music), died at 74. Handel was buried in Westminster Abbey. More than three thousand mourners attended his funeral, which was given full state honours. http://www.thefuneralsource.org/deathiversary/april/14.html
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini born in Lucca 1858 – 1924, was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.