On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Andrew Jackson survives an assassination attempt—the first in presidential history.
Mahatma Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi.
Basketball star Magic Johnson returns to the NBA after a four-and-a-half-year retirement from the game.
A bomb explodes at Martin Luther King Jr.'s home in Montgomery, Alabama, after he helped organize protests against bus segregation.
Carole King releases the album Tapestry, which would eventually sell 25 million copies.
Gene Simmons leads his face-painted rock band, KISS, through their first concert in Queens, New York.
Emmitt Smith earns the title of Super Bowl MVP after leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 30-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Born on This Day
Born: January 30, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actor
1941 | 72 years old
U.S. Vice President
1930 | 83 years old
Born: January 30, 1937
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress
1882 | 63 years old
1951 | 62 years old
Died on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Writer / 1927 - 2006
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Died: January 30, 2006
Age: 78 years old
Place: Playas de Rosarito , Mexico
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, ...
1836 | 84 years old
1948 | 76 years old
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