On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Hindu extremist Nathuram Godse

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

Famous Deaths

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

MurderMahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian independence activist 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 interestOrville Wright

Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76