On this day 30 January

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)