What are the important events that happened on April 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 30 is the 121st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 17, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,366,240 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosahenagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 273 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,226 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 30 Historical Events

  • 1871
    The Camp Grant Massacre takes place in Arizona Territory.
  • 1938
    The animated cartoon short Porky’s Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • 1939
    NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s N.Y. World’s Fair opening day ceremonial address.
  • 1953
    In Warner Robins, Georgia, an F4 tornado kills 18 people.
  • 1956
    Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming “I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.”
  • 1961
    K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  • 1963
    The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
  • 1988
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88 in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1995
    U.S. President Bill Clinton became the first President to visit Northern Ireland.
  • 2008
    Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1245
    King Philip III of France (d. 1285)
  • 1331
    Gaston Phoebus of Foix (d. 1391)
  • 1916
    Claude E. Shannon, American engineer and mathematician (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Félix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (d. 1992)
  • 1947
    Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • 1965
    Adrian Pasdar, American actor
  • 1966
    Dave Meggett, former NFL player and convicted sex offender
  • 1975
    Johnny Galecki, American actor
  • 1976
    Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)
  • 1987
    Alipate Carlile, Australian rules footballer

Who died on April 30?

  • 65
    Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)
  • 1063
    Emperor Renzong of China (b. 1010)
  • 1945
    Adolf Hitler, Austrian-German dictator of Nazi Germany (b. 1889)
  • 1966
    Richard Farina, American folk singer and author (b. 1937)
  • 1980
    Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1983
    George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • 2000
    Poul Hartling, Danish diplomat and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, founder of the Gründerzeit Museum in Berlin-Mahlsdorf (b. 1928)
  • 2002
    Nitsa Tsaganea, Greek actress (b. 1899)
  • 2010
    Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)

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