30 January

30 January

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Croissant Day
  • World Leprosy Day
  • National Inane Answering Message Day

Historic Events

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.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson and his father Rocky Johnson, 1981.

1960: Iranian woman in the era before the Islamic revolution, 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

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.

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

Earliest known photograph of the Taj Mahal, 1850s

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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