What Happened on January 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland

MurderAssassination

Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
  • Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies

MurderAssassination

Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76