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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
  • 1996
    In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • 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?

  • 1204
    Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)
  • 1760
    Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French royalist general and counterrevolutionary (d. 1829)
  • 1921
    Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman (d. 1987)
  • 1934
    Del Shannon, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1934
    Joseph Bologna, American actor
  • 1934
    Joseph P. Hoar, former US Central Command commander
  • 1952
    Melissa Fay Greene, American author
  • 1961
    Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete
  • 1964
    Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • 1973
    Frans Bauer, Dutch singer

Who died on December 30?

  • 1691
    Robert Boyle, English scientist (b. 1627)
  • 1944
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1945
    Song Jin-woo, Korean politician, educationist, journalist (b. 1889)
  • 1947
    Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1861)
  • 1955
    Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)
  • 1971
    Melba Rae, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1986
    Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Mack David, American lyricist and songwriter (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (b. 1940)
  • 2010
    Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)

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