On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz
  • Future Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson comes out of a 5 year retirement; helps LA Lakers to 128-118 win over Golden State at the Great Western Forum with 19 points, 8 rebounds & 10 assists
  • Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Thiele, American record producer, dies at 73
  • Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72