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 364th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 17, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,243,200 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 ‘trihectahexacontatetragon’ 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 51 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 1,835 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 30 Historical Events

  • 1066
    Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
  • 1460
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
  • 1825
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1825) between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1897
    The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
  • 1906
    The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1922
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 1977
    For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1722
    Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
  • 1785
    Dorothea Lieven, Russian noblewoman (d. 1857)
  • 1792
    Sylvester Jordan, German politician and lawyer (d. 1861)
  • 1819
    John W. Geary, 1st Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1873)
  • 1819
    Theodor Fontane, German writer (d. 1898)
  • 1890
    Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1927
    Robert Hossein, French film actor and director
  • 1945
    Lloyd Kaufman, American film director and producer
  • 1978
    Rob Scuderi, American ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model

Who died on December 30?

  • 1591
    Pope Innocent IX (b. 1519)
  • 1640
    John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)
  • 1803
    Francis Lewis, signer of the American Declaration of Independence (b. 1713)
  • 1944
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1979
    Richard Rodgers, American composer (b. 1902)
  • 1984
    Massa, oldest gorilla on record (b. 1930)
  • 1993
    Mack David, American lyricist and songwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    John Gregory Dunne, American writer (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)

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