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

  • 1702
    Queen Anne’s War: James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina, abandons the Siege of St. Augustine.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1825
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1825) between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1905
    Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
  • 1924
    Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
  • 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?

  • 1819
    John W. Geary, 1st Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1873)
  • 1934
    Joseph P. Hoar, former US Central Command commander
  • 1940
    James Burrows, American television director
  • 1945
    Lloyd Kaufman, American film director and producer
  • 1959
    Tracey Ullman, English actress and singer
  • 1964
    Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • 1967
    Carl Ouellet, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Kenyon Martin, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Dathan Ritzenhein, American runner
  • 1985
    Lars Boom, Dutch cyclist

Who died on December 30?

  • 1460
    Edmund, Earl of Rutland, second son of Richard, Duke of York (murdered after battle) (b. 1443)
  • 1572
    Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (b. 1512)
  • 1591
    Pope Innocent IX (b. 1519)
  • 1803
    Francis Lewis, signer of the American Declaration of Independence (b. 1713)
  • 1941
    El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (b. 1890)
  • 1971
    Melba Rae, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1993
    Mack David, American lyricist and songwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    Jack Nance, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 1996
    Lew Ayres, American actor (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)

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