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

1649: Charles I, the King of England, was beheaded.

1790: The first lifeboat launched into the Tyan River.

1903: Lord Curzon inaugurated the ‘Imperial Library’ at Metcalfe Hall, Kolkata.

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.

1933: Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.

1948: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse.

1972: Pakistan withdrew its name from the Commonwealth of Nations in protest of its recognition of breakaway Bangladesh.

1994: Peter Lenko became the youngest Grandmaster in chess.

1997: Mahatma Gandhi’s remains were immersed in the river at Allahabad by his great-grandson Tushar Arun Gandhi. The remains were kept in the locker of State Bank of India in Cuttack for 47 years.

2007: Tata bought Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group for over $ 12 billion.

2008: A special court in Chennai sentenced Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the famous stamp paper scam case, to 10 years imprisonment.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Jaishankar Prasad
Chidambaram Subramaniam

1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States.

1889: Jaishankar Prasad, a prominent figure in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre.

1910: Chidambaram Subramaniam, an Indian politician and Independence activist.

S. N. Goenka

1913: Amrita Sher-Gil, a Hungarian-Indian painter.

1924: S. N. Goenka, an Indian teacher of Vipassanā meditation.

1929: Ramesh Deo, an Indian film and television actor who has worked in more than 285 Hindi films, 190 Marathi films, and 30 Marathi dramas with over 200 showings in his long career.

1951: Prakash Javadekar, an Indian politician.

Girish Kumar

1957: Priyadarshan, an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer.

1974: Christian Bale, an English actor.

1989: Girish Kumar, Indian film actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi

1530: Rana Sangram Singh of Mewar.

1649: Charles I, the King of England.

1948: Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

1948: Orville Wright, One of the two American aviation pioneers, Wright brothers, generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane.

1951: Ferdinand Porsche, Founder of Porsche automobile company.

1968: Makhanlal Chaturvedi, an Indian poet, writer, essayist, playwright, and journalist.

2006: Coretta Scott King, an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Futher Reading

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