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

December 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 30 is the 365th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

When this day started, 24,717,600 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 ‘trihectahexacontapentagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 29 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 1,470 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 30 Historical Events

  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 1905
    Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
  • 1919
    Lincoln’s Inn in London admits its first female bar student.
  • 1943
    Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 1948
    The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
  • 1965
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
  • 1996
    In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • 2004
    A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2005
    Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1884
    Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1913
    Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
  • 1914
    Bert Parks, American television host (d. 1992)
  • 1937
    Gordon Banks, English footballer
  • 1947
    Jeff Lynne, English musician (ELO)
  • 1956
    Claudia Di Girólamo, Chilean actress
  • 1979
    Flávio, Angolan footballer
  • 1980
    Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1981
    Ali Al-Habsi, Omani footballer
  • 1984
    LeBron James, American basketball player

Who died on December 30?

  • 274
    Pope Felix I
  • 1460
    Edmund, Earl of Rutland, second son of Richard, Duke of York (murdered after battle) (b. 1443)
  • 1640
    John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)
  • 1947
    Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter, portraitist and art forger (b. 1889)
  • 1954
    Archduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1863)
  • 1986
    Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1995
    Doris Grau, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 1997
    Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Terry Peck, Falkland Islander who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War (b. 1938)
  • 2011
    Ronald Searle, British cartoonist and writer (b. 1920)

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