1649 – King Charles I of England was beheaded on the 30th January 1649..
1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England was ritually executed on the 30th January 1661, two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch Charles I of England he himself deposed.
1790 – The 1st boat specializing as a lifeboat was tested on the River Tyne on the 30th January 1790.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California was renamed San Francisco on the 30th January 1847.
1878 – Anton Hansen Tammsaare the Estonian author was born on the 30th January 1878 (died 1940).
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt the American politician and 32nd President of the United States was born on the 30th January 1882 (died 1945).
1922 – Dick Martin the American comedian, actor, and director was born on the 30th January 1922 (died 2008).
1930 – Gene Hackman the American actor and author was born on the 30th January 1930.
1933 – Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany on the 30th January 1933, during Machtergreifung.
1935 – Richard Brautigan the American author and poet was born on the 30th January 1935 (died 1984).
1951 – Phil Collins the English singer-songwriter from Genesis was born on the 30th January 1951.
1964 – Ranger 6 was launched on the 30th January 1964.
1969 – The Beatles‘ last public performance was on the 30th January 1969, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1971 – Carole King’s Tapestry album was released on the 30th January 1971, becoming the longest charting album by a female solo artist, selling 24 million copies worldwide.
1980 ~ Wilmer Valderrama the American actor best known for his role of Fez in That ’70s Show, was born in Miami, Florida on the 30th January 1980.
1983 ~ Ella Hooper the Australian rock music singer-songwriter and lead singer of Killing Heidi was born in Violet Town, Victoria on the 30th January 1983. Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ella.Hooper.9 | Verified Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Ella_Hooper | Blog: www.LostCluesToFutureNews.blogspot.com.au
1987 – Phil Lester the English YouTube vlogger and radio personality was born on the 30th January 1987. Phil lester presents the Sunday night request show for BBC Radio 1 with Dan Howell. Phil Lester reached 1 million YouTube subscribers on the 6th July 2013. Phil Lester’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/AmazingPhil | Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmazingPhil | Twitter: www.Twitter.com/AmazingPhil
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