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

  • 1006
    Supernova SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation Lupus.
  • 1315
    Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1904
    The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1925
    Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • 1945
    World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999
    Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the number of members to 10.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1777
    Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician (d. 1855)
  • 1864
    Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)
  • 1893
    Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)
  • 1930
    Félix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (d. 1992)
  • 1943
    Bobby Vee, American singer
  • 1946
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • 1960
    David Miscavige, American cult leader
  • 1982
    Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress
  • 1986
    Dianna Agron, American actress
  • 1987
    Alipate Carlile, Australian rules footballer

Who died on April 30?

  • 1642
    Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (b. 1578)
  • 1792
    John Montagu, supposed inventor of the sandwich (b. 1718)
  • 1841
    Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
  • 1847
    Archduke Charles of Austria, Austrian general (b. 1771)
  • 1863
    Jean Danjou, French foreign legion captain (b. 1828)
  • 1900
    Casey Jones, American train engineer (b. 1863)
  • 1982
    Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1983
    George Balanchine, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • 2002
    Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, founder of the Gründerzeit Museum in Berlin-Mahlsdorf (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Ron Todd, TGWU General Secretary (1985 – 1992) (b. 1927)

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