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, 1,514,592,000 seconds 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.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1853
    Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
  • 2000
    Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.
  • 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?

  • 1552
    Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1873
    Al Smith, American politician (d. 1944)
  • 1941
    Mel Renfro, American football player
  • 1958
    Steven L. Smith, American astronaut
  • 1963
    Milan Šrejber, Czech tennis player
  • 1964
    Sylvie Moreau, French Canadian actress
  • 1969
    Dave England, American television personality
  • 1975
    Tiger Woods, American golfer
  • 1981
    Haley Paige, American porn star (d. 2007)
  • 1986
    Ellie Goulding, British singer

Who died on December 30?

  • 274
    Pope Felix I
  • 1941
    El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (b. 1890)
  • 1947
    Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1861)
  • 1988
    Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1992
    Ling-Ling, panda given to the USA by China (b. 1969)
  • 1993
    Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Dmitri Ivanenko, Russian physicist (b. 1904)
  • 1998
    George Webb, English actor (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1963)

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