The Beatles perform on the roof of the Apple Records building in London on January 30, 1969January 30, 1973 – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make their first appearance as Kiss at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. They had recently changed their name from Wicked Lester. The band was paid $50 for the show, and less than 10 people were in the audience.
January 30, 1972 – British soldiers shoot 26 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march in Northern Ireland. Later dubbed “Bloody Sunday,” 14 Irish citizens die. The event inspires the U2 song “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”