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 365th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 17, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,483,056,000 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 ‘trihectahexacontapentagon’ 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 29 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 1,470 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.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Due to a change of time zone the day is skipped in Samoa and Tokelau.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1792
    Sylvester Jordan, German politician and lawyer (d. 1861)
  • 1825
    Samuel Newitt Wood, American Politician (d. 1891)
  • 1928
    Bo Diddley, American singer and musician (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1950
    Bjarne Stroustrup, Danish computer scientist, creator of C++
  • 1956
    Claudia Di Girólamo, Chilean actress
  • 1961
    Sean Hannity, American talk radio and television host
  • 1966
    Bennett Miller, American film director
  • 1981
    Haley Paige, American porn star (d. 2007)
  • 1986
    Ellie Goulding, British singer

Who died on December 30?

  • 1573
    Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)
  • 1640
    John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)
  • 1644
    Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (b. 1577)
  • 1691
    Robert Boyle, English scientist (b. 1627)
  • 1968
    Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896)
  • 1971
    Melba Rae, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1988
    Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1995
    Ralph Flanagan – American band leader (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    David Bale, South African–born activist (b. 1941)
  • 2006
    Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)

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