On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 9,400 die
  • American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied POWs from Japanese at Cabanatuan

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Robert Wittinger, Austrian-born German composer, born in Knittelfeld, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
  • William Busch, British composer, dies at 43