January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 335 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 30th in history!
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- National Croissant Day
- World Leprosy Day
- National Inane Answering Message Day
What Happened On This Day – January 30
1982: The first computer virus is released “into the wild”
Elk Cloner was created by 15-year-old Richard Skrenta as a practical joke.
1972: On “Bloody Sunday”, British troops kill 13 unarmed protesters
It was one of the most significant events of the Northern Ireland conflict.
1969: The Beatles give their last public performance
The concert was played on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row in London.
1945: 9,400 people die in the deadliest maritime disaster in history
The “Wilhelm Gustloff” was sunk by a Soviet submarine during World War II.
1933: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
The “Machtergreifung” marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the “Third Reich”.
1981: Dwayne The Rock Johnson and his father Rocky Johnson, 1981.
1960: Iranian woman in the era before the Islamic revolution, 1960.
1945: MV Wilhelm Gustolf, a German ship in port at Oslo, Norway. The ship would be sunk on 30 January 1945 by Soviet sub SS-13, with 9400 casualties. c. 1940
1956: Blаck children watching as white children play in a whites-only park, 1956. Photograph by Gordon Parks.
1850: Earliest known photograph of the Taj Mahal, 1850s
Births On This Day, January 30
1951: Phil Collins, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1941: Dick Cheney, American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States
1937: Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 32nd President of the United States
1852: Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwright, poet
Deaths On This Day, January 30
2001: Johnnie Johnson, English pilot
1963: Francis Poulenc, French composer
1951: Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche
1948: Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer
1649: Charles I of England