What happened on January 30? There are more than 256 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About January 30

January 30 In HistoryJanuary 30 is the 30th day of the year 2021. There are 335 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 4th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Columbia, Virginia 23038 sunrise will occur at 07:17 AM and sunset will occur at 05:34 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aquarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Garnet while the mystical birthstone is Emerald.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 13 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For January 30

  • 1048
    Protestantism: The villagers around today’s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop.
  • 1648
    Eighty Years’ War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
  • 1649
    King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1661
    Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
  • 1667
    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.
  • 1703
    The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
  • 1790
    The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
  • 1806
    The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
  • 1820
    Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
  • 1826
    The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1835
    In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
  • 1841
    A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1847
    Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  • 1858
    The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
  • 1862
    The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
  • 1889
    Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
  • 1902
    The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
  • 1911
    The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1911
    The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
  • 1913
    The United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 1925
    The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
  • 1930
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1933
    Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1943
    World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
  • 1944
    World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
  • 1945
    World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.
  • 1948
    Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
  • 1956
    American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1959
    ship MS, said to be the safest ship afloat and “unsinkable” like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
  • 1960
    The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
  • 1964
    In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
  • 1964
    Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
  • 1969
    The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
  • 1971
    Carole King’s Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
  • 1972
    Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
  • 1972
    Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1975
    The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
  • 1979
    A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
  • 1982
    Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.
  • 1989
    The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1994
    Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
  • 1995
    Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • 1996
    Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
  • 2000
    Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Who Were Born On January 30?

  • 133
    Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1563
    Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
  • 1615
    Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler; son of Pocahontas and John Rolfe (d. 1675)
  • 1661
    Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
  • 1697
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer (d. 1773)
  • 1720
    Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
  • 1754
    John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1775
    Walter Savage Landor, English writer (d. 1864)
  • 1781
    Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (d. 1838)
  • 1816
    Nathaniel Prentice Banks, American politician, 25th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1822
    Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
  • 1832
    Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
  • 1841
    Félix Faure, French politician (d. 1899)
  • 1859
    Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • 1861
    Charles Martin Loeffler, German-born composer (d. 1935)
  • 1866
    Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (d. 1951)
  • 1873
    Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
  • 1878
    Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
  • 1882
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
  • 1889
    Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and dramatist (d. 1937)
  • 1890
    Bruno Kastner, German actor (d. 1932)
  • 1894
    Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1899
    Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1901
    Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1902
    Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
  • 1910
    Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1911
    Roy Eldridge, American musician (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    Francis Schaeffer, American theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1912
    Werner Hartmann, German physicist (d. 1988)
  • 1913
    Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
  • 1914
    David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1914
    John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
  • 1914
    Luc-Marie Bayle, French naval officer and artist (d. 2000)
  • 1915
    Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)
  • 1915
    John Profumo, British cabinet minister (d. 2006)
  • 1917
    Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    David Opatoshu, American television actor (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1920
    Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Delbert Mann, American film director (d. 2007)
  • 1920
    Michael Anderson, English film director
  • 1922
    Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Walt Dropo, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Dorothy Malone, American actress
  • 1925
    Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist
  • 1927
    Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
  • 1927
    Olof Palme, Swedish politician (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Hal Prince, American stage producer and director
  • 1929
    Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and aid worker (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Gene Hackman, American actor
  • 1930
    Magnus Malan, South African politician
  • 1930
    Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • 1930
    Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    Allan W. Eckert, American naturalist and author
  • 1931
    John Crosbie, Canadian politician
  • 1931
    Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author
  • 1932
    Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
  • 1933
    Louis Rukeyser, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1935
    Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (d. 1984)
  • 1936
    F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1936
    Horst Jankowski, German popular pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1936
    Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Boris Spassky, Russian chess player
  • 1937
    Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
  • 1938
    Islam Karimov, Uzbekistani politician
  • 1941
    Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States
  • 1941
    Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1941
    Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
  • 1942
    Marty Balin, American musician
  • 1943
    Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1945
    Michael Dorris, American author (d. 1997)
  • 1947
    Les Barker, English poet
  • 1947
    Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
  • 1948
    Miles Reid, English mathematician
  • 1948
    Nick Broomfield, English documentarian
  • 1948
    Paul Magee, Irish IRA figure
  • 1949
    Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1950
    Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1951
    Bobby Stokes, English former footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1951
    Charles S. Dutton, American actor
  • 1951
    Phil Collins, English musician
  • 1952
    Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
  • 1955
    Curtis Strange, American golfer
  • 1955
    John Baldacci, American politician, 73rd governor of Maine
  • 1955
    Judith Tarr, American author
  • 1955
    Mychal Thompson, Bahamian basketball player
  • 1956
    Darko Rundek, Croatian rock singer, songwriter, poet, actor and theatrical director
  • 1956
    Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • 1956
    Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1957
    Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
  • 1958
    Brett Butler, American actress and comedian
  • 1959
    Jody Watley, American singer
  • 1959
    Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
  • 1960
    Alex Titomirov, Russian-born American businessman
  • 1960
    Tony O'Dell, American actor
  • 1961
    Dexter Scott King, son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King
  • 1962
    King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • 1963
    Tina Malone, English actress
  • 1964
    Otis Smith, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Julie McCullough, American model and actress
  • 1966
    Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Jay Gordon, American musician
  • 1968
    Prince Felipe of Spain
  • 1968
    Tony Maudsley, British film actor
  • 1968
    Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
  • 1969
    Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV actor
  • 1971
    Darren Boyd, British actor
  • 1971
    Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
  • 1972
    Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
  • 1973
    Jalen Rose, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Christian Bale, English actor
  • 1974
    Jemima Khan, English socialite
  • 1974
    Olivia Colman, English actress
  • 1975
    Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975
    Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
  • 1976
    Andy Milonakis, American comedian
  • 1977
    Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Deltha O'Neal, American football player
  • 1977
    Tom Malchow, American swimmer
  • 1978
    Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
  • 1978
    John Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980
    Josh Kelley, American musician
  • 1980
    Leilani Dowding, British model
  • 1980
    Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
  • 1980
    Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
  • 1981
    Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1981
    Jonathan Bender, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
  • 1981
    Peter Crouch, English footballer
  • 1982
    DeSagana Diop, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1982
    Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
  • 1982
    Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
  • 1984
    Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Kid Cudi, American hip hop performer
  • 1984
    Xi Zhang, American Painter
  • 1985
    Trae Williams, American football player
  • 1986
    Nick Evans, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Arda Turan, Turkish footballer
  • 1987
    Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1987
    Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988
    Rob Pinkston, American actor
  • 1989
    Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
  • 1990
    Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1990
    Jake Thomas, American actor
  • 1990
    Luca Sbisa, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1995
    Thia Megia, American Idol season 10 finalist
  • 2005
    Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II of Jordan

Who Died On January 30?

  • 1030
    William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
  • 1181
    Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  • 1384
    Louis II of Flanders (b. 1330)
  • 1574
    Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • 1606
    Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)
  • 1649
    King Charles I of England (b. 1600)
  • 1730
    Tsar Peter II of Russia (b. 1715)
  • 1836
    Betsy Ross, American seamstress (b. 1752)
  • 1849
    Jonathan Alder, American settler (b. 1773)
  • 1858
    Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  • 1867
    Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
  • 1869
    William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • 1889
    Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (b. 1858)
  • 1926
    Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1928
    Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1929
    La Goulue, French dancer (b. 1866)
  • 1934
    Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • 1948
    Arthur Coningham, New Zealand air commander (b. 1895)
  • 1948
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Father of Nation, India (b. 1869)
  • 1948
    Orville Wright, American aviator (b. 1871)
  • 1951
    Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (b. 1875)
  • 1958
    Ernst Heinkel, German aviation engineer (b. 1888)
  • 1958
    Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  • 1962
    Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  • 1963
    Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1969
    Dominique Pire, Belgian monk, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1980
    Professor Longhair, American musician (b. 1918)
  • 1982
    Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
  • 1984
    Lee McCall, South African bank robber (b. 1950)
  • 1984
    Luke Kelly, Irish singer (The Dubliners) (b. 1940)
  • 1987
    Harold Loeffelmacher, Six Fat Dutchmen leader and polka musician (b. 1905)
  • 1989
    Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Spanish pretender to the French throne (b. 1936)
  • 1991
    Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • 1991
    John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    John McIntire, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Pierre Boulle, French author (b. 1912)
  • 1995
    Gerald Durrell, British naturalist and television presenter (b. 1925)
  • 1998
    Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 1999
    Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2001
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  • 2001
    Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2001
    Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Martyn Bennett, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005
    Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • 2006
    Coretta Scott King, American activist; widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2007
    Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Jeremy Beadle, British television host (b. 1948)
  • 2008
    Marcial Maciel, Mexican religious figure (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Roland Selmeczi, Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
  • 2009
    H. Guy Hunt, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (b. 1932)
  • 2009
    John Gordy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • 2010
    Aaron Ruben, American television director (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Bernard Arcand, French-Canadian anthropologist (b. 1945)
  • 2011
    John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)

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