What Happened on January 30, 1956

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

44th Men's Australian Championships: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 44th Women's Australian Championships: Mary Carter Reitano beats Thelma Coyne Long (3-6, 6-2, 9-7)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr.s home bombed

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Gittins, English actor
  • Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
  • Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56