Born on this day 30th January
1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1900 Martita Hunt
1913 Percy Thrower
1930 Gene Hackman
1937 Vanessa Redgrave
1946 John Bird
1951 Phil Collins
1956 Curtis Strange
Died on this day
1649 King Charles I
1948 Mahatma Ghandi
1948 Orville Wright
1969 The Beatles performed ‘Get Back’ on the roof of their AplleRecords building in Savile Row for the ‘Let It Be’ film Police werer called in by nearby office workers complaining about the noise. It was the last time the four performed together live.
1971 Standing at no. 1 was George Harrison with ‘My Sweet Lord’.
1974 Bob Dylan performed at Madiso Square in New York.
1984 Duran Duran began a US tour sponsored by Coca Cola.
1990 Welsh weightlifter Ricky Chaplin who won the gold in the middleweight contest in the Commonwealth Games, was stripped of his title after being tested positive for drugs.
People & Showbiz
1992 The Tourism Committee of Nottingham was to present American actor Kevin Costner with the keys to Nottingham Castle after his film Robin Hodd, Price of Thieves, attracted thousands of visitors to the city.
1993 Britain’s first classical commercial station, Classic FM, established itself as Britain’s fourth most popular station after it was launched just 4 months earlier.
1972 The infamous ‘Bloody Sunday’ took place in Londonderry, when British paratroopers,believing that they were under fire from protestors on a banned march, shot 13 people dead.
1983 Nearly all areas ofthe country were hit by snow as winter weather returned to Britain after one of the mildest Januarys on record.
1988 Bavaria’s Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss returned from Johannesburg to West Germany with a message from the South African government that it was not yet prepared to release Nelson Mandela.
1991 Sir Geoffrey Howe said he was going to retire from the House of Commons at the next general election.