This Day in History on 30 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 30 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Teacher’s Day (Greece)


Important Events

1908 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1889 – Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)

1910 – Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)

1924 – S. N. Goenka, Burmese-Indian author and educator (d. 2013)

1989 – Girish Kumar, Indian film actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule (b. 1869)

1968 – Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian poet, playwright, and journalist (b. 1889)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History