On This Day in History for January 30 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 168 of 168

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957 US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1958 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
  • 1958 Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres in NYC
  • 1958 UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats
  • 1959 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959 MS Hans Hedtoft sinks, 95 die
  • 1960 CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
  • 1960 Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
  • 1960 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960 US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • 1960 US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • 1960 African National Party is founded in Chad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
  • 1962 UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1962 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit
  • 1964 Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
  • 1964 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1966 -19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
  • 1966 -27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
  • 1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet
  • 1968 Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, "Honey"
  • 1968 Vietcong launches Tet offensive on US embassy in Saigon
  • 1969 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
  • 1971 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
  • 1972 Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations
  • 1972 'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'
  • 1973 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
  • 1973 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1976 1st-class debut of Dav Whatmore, in Johannesburg
  • 1976 George H. W. Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
  • 1976 William E Colby, ends term as 10th director of CIA
  • 1977 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)
  • 1977 Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
  • 1978 Mutual Broadcasting Network begins airing Larry King Show on radio
  • 1979 Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution
  • 1979 Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Edward Albee's "Lady from Dubuque" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • 1982 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • 1982 Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
  • 1988 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl)
  • 1989 Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
  • 1989 Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
  • 1989 Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 2 teenagers in a drunk driving accident
  • 1989 The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1991 Iraqi troops gain control of Al Khafji inside the Saudi Arabian border
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • 1993 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • 1994 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
  • 1994 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
  • 1995 Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
  • 1995 Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
  • 1995 Norway's Statoil announces a newly formed consortium that will supply Norwegian natural gas to the European continent
  • 1996 Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
  • 1996 Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz
  • 1997 Minuteman III launches
  • 1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM
  • 1998 Paul Simon's "The Capeman" premieres
  • 2000 Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
  • 2003 Belgium legally recognizes same-sex marriage.
  • 2003 Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
  • 2013 South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
  • 2014 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad
  • 2016 Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 106 of 106

  • 1969 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
  • 1973 Holly Noelle Roehl, Miss Indiana USA (1996)
  • 1974 Jemima Khan, English socialite
  • 1979 Diva Zappa, daughter of Frank
  • 1985 Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
  • 2005 Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II, of Jordan

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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