(Saturday, January 30, 1982) — I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the fourth number-one hit single of their career on the Billboard Hot 100.
(Sunday, January 30, 1972) — Twenty-six unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army today in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in what became known as Bloody Sunday.
13 males, seven of whom were teenagers, were killed (while the death of another man four-and-a-half months later was attributed to the injuries he received on this day). Two protesters were also injured when they were run down by army vehicles. Five of those wounded were shot in the back.
The incident occurred during a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march; the soldiers involved were members of the First Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.
(Monday, January 30, 1882) — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the U.S. during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war, was born today in the Hudson Valley town of Hyde Park, New York.
The only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.
(Thursday, January 30, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor was launched from where it was built, the Continental Iron Works in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York.
(Wednesday, January 29, 1992, 9:30 p.m. ET) — After his neighbor Martin tries suicide, Jerry is hit on by his girlfriend, Gina, while at the hospital on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV sitcom Seinfeld.