The significance of January 30

We all know the significance of January 30 for India. What other important things happened on that day?

Wikipedia has a page which summarizes events, births and deaths for each day of the year, e.g.

Summarizing this page, here are a few things which may be of interest:

Starting with


1948: Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader

1948: Orville Wright, American inventor

1951: Ferdinand Porsche, German engineer and businessman

1991: John Bardeen, American double Nobel Prize winner

2007: Sidney Sheldon, American author


1882: Franklin Roosevelt, American president

1927: Olaf Palme, Swedish prime minister

1929: Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer

1930: Gene Hackman, American actor

1937: Vanessa Redgrave, British actress

1937: Boris Spassky, Soviet chess player

1941: Dick Cheney, American vice-president

1951: Phil Collins, British musician

1990: Mitchell Starc, Australian cricketer


1933: Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany

1968: North Vietnamese forces launch Tet Offensive against South Vietnamese forces.