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Today is Thursday, January 30th, the 30th day of the year. There are 336

Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Inane Answering Message Day


Jody Watley

Jody Watley

William King, 71, trumpeteer (Commodores)

Charles S. Dutton, 69, actor

Jody Watley, 61, singer/dancer (Shalamar)

Dexter Scott King, 60, son of Martin Luther King

Jalen Rose, 47, basketball player/sports announcer

Cameron Wake, 38, football player

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose

DeStorm Power, 37, web video star

Kid Cudi, 36, rapper

Kylie Bunbury, 31, actress



Lightnin’ Hopkins, 1982, musician (b. 1912)

Coretta Scott King, 2006, activist/wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King


1797 – U.S. Congress refuses to accept 1st petition from African Americans.

1800 – U.S. population: 5,308,483; African American population

1,002,037 (18.9%)

1844 – Richard Theodore Greener becomes first Black to graduate from

Harvard Univ.

1858 – William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, “Leap to Freedom”.

Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks

1956 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s home bombed.

1965 – Satchel Paige is named all-time outstanding player by National

Baseball Congress.

1977 – 8th (final) part of “Roots” is most-watched entertainment show ever.

1995 – Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of “Tonight Show”.


As an Aquarius born on January 30th, your personality is defined by openness, wit and imagination. While others may have a hidden agenda, you prefer the “what you see is what you get” approach. In all your dealings, you value honesty over all else. Your friends and family appreciate your open nature, but they admire your whit and imagination. Your quick mind allows you to see possibilities where others cannot. At times, your greatest challenge may be finding activities that actually challenge your intellect.

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