What Happened on January 30, 1948

Historical Events


Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse

  • V Winter Olympic Games open in St Moritz, Switzerland

Famous Birthdays

  • Akira Yoshino, Japanese chemist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, born in Suita, Japan
  • Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Herb Pennock, American Baseball HOF pitcher (6 × World Series; Philadelphia A's, Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees), dies at 53

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Indian independence activist and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Orville WrightOrville Wright (1871-1948)

American aviator (Wright Brothers), dies at 76

About January 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius