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

  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1947
    King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
  • 1977
    For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1996
    Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Due to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 39
    Titus, Roman emperor (d. 81)
  • 1724
    Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (d. 1805)
  • 1825
    Samuel Newitt Wood, American Politician (d. 1891)
  • 1851
    Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician (d. 1929)
  • 1913
    Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
  • 1914
    Bert Parks, American television host (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Patti Smith, American singer and poet
  • 1956
    Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress
  • 1957
    Matt Lauer, American newscaster
  • 1986
    Ellie Goulding, British singer

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)
  • 1591
    Pope Innocent IX (b. 1519)
  • 1621
    Saint Job of Maniava, Ukrainian Orthodox Saint (b. 1550)
  • 1803
    Francis Lewis, signer of the American Declaration of Independence (b. 1713)
  • 1944
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1986
    Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1992
    Ling-Ling, panda given to the USA by China (b. 1969)
  • 2005
    Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    Saddam Hussein, former Iraqi Dictator, (executed for war crimes) (b. 1937)

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