The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 30.

  1. 1030 - William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
  2. 1181 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  3. 1384 - Louis II of Flanders (b. 1330)
  4. 1574 - Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  5. 1606 - Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)
  6. 1649 - King Charles I of England (executed) (b. 1600)
  7. 1836 - Betsy Ross, American seamstress (b. 1752)
  8. 1858 - Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  9. 1867 - Emperor Komei of Japan (b. 1831)
  10. 1869 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  11. 1889 - Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
  12. 1926 - Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  13. 1928 - Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1867)
  14. 1948 - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1869)
  15. 1948 - Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (b. 1871)
  16. 1951 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (b. 1875)
  17. 1958 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  18. 1958 - Ernst Heinkel, German aviation engineer (b.1888)
  19. 1962 - Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  20. 1963 - Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  21. 1969 - Georges Pire, Belgian monk, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1910)
  22. 1980 - Professor Longhair, American musician (b. 1918)
  23. 1982 - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
  24. 1991 - John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1908)
  25. 1991 - John McIntire, American actor (b. 1907)
  26. 1994 - Pierre Boulle, French author (b. 1912)
  27. 1995 - Gerald Durrell, British naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter (b. 1925)
  28. 1999 - Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  29. 1999 - Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  30. 2001 - Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  31. 2001 - Joseph Ransohoff, The father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
  32. 2005 - Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  33. 2005 - Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  34. 2006 - Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)