30 January History: India and World History of Major Events

January 30 holds profound significance in the annals of both Indian and world history. This date marks a confluence of events that shaped nations, ideologies, and the course of humanity. In this exploration, we delve into the major historical occurrences on this day, unraveling the threads that connect India and the world on January 30. Analyzing the relevance of historical events in the 21st century, this section connects the dots between the past and present. The lessons learned from January 30 guide contemporary actions and decisions.

January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 335 days left in the year (336 in leap years).

Major Events of January 30

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

2008 – A special court in Chennai, India sentenced Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the much-discussed stamp scam case, to 10 years in prison.

2010 – World number one player Roger Federer defeated Britain’s Andy Murray, number one female player Serena Williams of America defeated Justine Henin of Belgium and the pair of Leander Paes and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black won the men’s singles, respectively, in the Australian Open. Won women’s singles and mixed doubles titles.

World History and Events of January 30

1933: Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, marking a dark turning point in European and world history.

1945: The German ocean liner Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk by a Soviet submarine, resulting in the deadliest maritime disaster in history with an estimated 9,000 casualties.

1969: The Beatles performed their final public concert on the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters in London.

1902: The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed, marking a significant diplomatic shift in East Asia.

1911: The first airplane rescue at sea took place when the USS Terry saved the life of pilot Douglas McCurdy off the coast of Cuba.

1920: Japanese carmaker Mazda was founded, initially starting as a cork-producing company.

1968: The Vietnam War Tet Offensive began, marking a turning point in the conflict.


1882 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1890 – Jaishankar Prasad – Hindi litterateur, major works – Kamayani, Chandragupta, (d. 1937)
1910 – Chidambaram Subramaniam – called the “Father of the Green Revolution” in India.
1913- Amrita Shergil Indian female painter.
1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (Rowan & Martin Laugh In), (d. 2008)
1927 – Olof Palme was a Swedish politician.
1980 – Gurdeep Kohli, television actress.


1530 – Rana Sangram Singh – was the king of Sisodia Rajput dynasty in Udaipur.
1948 – Mahatma Gandhi – Father of the Nation of India
1960- Nathuram Premi was a famous Indian writer, poet, linguist and editor.
1960 – J. C. Kumarappa was an Indian economist.
1968 – Makhan Lal Chaturvedi was one of the famous Hindi litterateurs of India.
2016 – General Kotiklapudi Venkata Krishna Rao was the former Indian Army Chief.
2020 – Senior social worker and journalist Vidya Bal passed away in Pune.
2020 – Former Kerala minister and senior Congress leader M Kalam died in Kozhikode city of Kerala at the age of 93.

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Why is January 30 so important in Indian history?

January 30 marks the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, a pivotal event in India’s struggle for independence.

How do other countries commemorate January 30?

Various countries pay homage to historical events on this day through ceremonies and events.

Who are some notable personalities born on January 30?

Notable figures like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Phil Lester share January 30 as their birthdate.

What cultural observances are associated with January 30?

Cultural observances on this day vary, including religious ceremonies and heritage celebrations.