What Happened On This Day – January 30
1982 The first computer virus is released “into the wild”
Elk Cloner was created by 15-year-old Richard Skrenta as a practical joke.
1972 On “Bloody Sunday”, British troops kill 13 unarmed protesters
It was one of the most significant events of the Northern Ireland conflict.
1969 The Beatles give their last public performance
The concert was played on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row in London.
1945 9,400 people die in the deadliest maritime disaster in history
The “Wilhelm Gustloff” was sunk by a Soviet submarine during World War II.
1933 Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
The “Machtergreifung” marked the end of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the “Third Reich”.
Births On This Day – January 30
1951 Phil Collins
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor
1941 Dick Cheney
American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States
1937 Vanessa Redgrave
1882 Franklin D. Roosevelt
American politician, 32nd President of the United States
1852 Ion Luca Caragiale
Romanian playwright, poet
Deaths On This Day – January 30
2001 Johnnie Johnson
1963 Francis Poulenc
1951 Ferdinand Porsche
Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche
1948 Orville Wright
American aviation pioneer
1649 Charles I of England