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.
  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII.
  • 1671
    Petar Zrinski, the Croatian Ban from the Zrinski family, is executed.
  • 1838
    Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1927
    Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 1937
    The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
  • 1980
    Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
  • 1993
    Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • 2009
    Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Who were born on April 30?

  • 1803
    Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
  • 1857
    Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940)
  • 1870
    Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (d. 1948)
  • 1876
    Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (d. 1937)
  • 1893
    Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)
  • 1908
    Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1946
    Lee Bollinger, American lawyer, educator and president of Columbia University
  • 1960
    Kerry Healey, American politician
  • 1966
    Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Paulo Jr., Brazilian musician (Sepultura)

Who died on April 30?

  • 1513
    Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, Yorkist pretender to the English throne (b. 1471 or 1472)
  • 1544
    Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1758
    François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
  • 1806
    Onogawa Kisaburō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 5th Yokozuna (b. 1758)
  • 1956
    Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
  • 1995
    Maung Maung Kha, Prime minister of Burma (b. 1920)
  • 2000
    Poul Hartling, Danish diplomat and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (b. 1934)
  • 2007
    Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
  • 2008
    John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)

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