2021 January

January 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 30

January 30th observes Croissant Day and Insane Answering Machine Day.

Welcome to day thirty, another milestone on the calendar! Who’s looking forward to February?

People who were born on January 30th all share the Aquarius star sign.

Here you’ll find so many interesting events that all took place on January 30, including many war and crime related events.

Did you know that on this day in 1965, over 320,000 people attended Winston Churchill’s funeral? It was given television coverage by the BBC for over 4 hours.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 30th in history!

What Happened On January 30 In History?

2020

Coronavirus was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

2017

Sea creatures that resemble bags are linked as oldest known human ancestor.

The tiny creature was discovered in fossils in china and date back 540 million years.
2010

Justin Bieber reached one million followers on Twitter.

1965

Over 321,000 people attended Winston Churchill’s funeral to say goodbye.

It was the largest state funeral of its time.
Source BBC
1961

Patsy Cline released her single “I Fall to Pieces”.

The single went on to being the Billboard Song of the Year in 1961.
1959

A three-day long “dense smog” rolled through London.

With visibility being almost zero, the AA reported the pollution level as "very grim".
1956

White supremacist terrorist bombed Martin Luther King Jr’s home.

1948

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

OTD in 1948: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Gandhi was taking part in afternoon prayers when Nathuram Godse shot him point-blank.
1933

Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany.

1931

Silent romance comedy “City Lights” by Charlie Chaplin premiered at the Los Angeles Theater.

1774

Captain James Cook reached a record 1,130 miles from the South Pole.

OTD in 1774: Captain James Cook reached a record 1

Did you know that on this day, January 30th 1965, over 320,000 people attended Winston Churchill's funeral?