On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 2016

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber of Germany wins her first major title; beats Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Boko Haram militants on motorcycles attack Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing at least 65 and injuring 136

Famous Weddings

  • Singer-songwriter Kimberley Walsh (34) weds Triple 8 former member Justin Scott at St James Parish Church in Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Finlay, British actor (Bouquet of Barbed Wire), dies at 89
  • Ken Sailors, professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), dies at 95