This Day in History on 30 July

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 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Day of Friendship

Important Events

1863 – American Indian Wars: Representatives of the United States and tribal leaders including Chief Pocatello (of the Shoshone) sign the Treaty of Box Elder.

1945 – World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. Most die during the following four days, until an aircraft notices the survivors.

2011 – Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips to former rugby union footballer Mike Tindall.


2012 – A train fire kills 32 passengers and injures 27 on the Tamil Nadu Express in Andhra Pradesh, India.


2012 – A power grid failure in Delhi leaves more than 300 million people without power in northern India.


2014 – One hundred and fifty people are trapped after a landslide in Maharashtra, India; 20 are killed.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1951 – Gerry Judah, Indian-English painter and sculptor

1962 – Yakub Memon, Indian accountant and terrorist (d. 2015)

1973 – Sonu Nigam, Indian playback singer and actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

2013 – Benjamin Walker, Indian-English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History