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, 411,960 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1460
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
  • 1825
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1825) between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1853
    Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.
  • 1897
    The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
  • 1905
    Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.
  • 1948
    The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
  • 1996
    In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
  • 2004
    A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
  • 2006
    The Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm, resulting in at least 400 deaths.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1869
    Stephen Butler Leacock, English-born Canadian writer and economist (d. 1944)
  • 1929
    Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
  • 1935
    Sandy Koufax, American baseball player
  • 1937
    Jim Marshall, American football player
  • 1942
    Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1945
    Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • 1956
    Claudia Di Girólamo, Chilean actress
  • 1973
    Frans Bauer, Dutch singer
  • 1977
    Scott Lucas, Australian rules footballer

Who died on December 30?

  • 1879
    Manuel de Araújo Porto-alegre, Brazilian Romantic poet, painter and caricaturist (b. 1806)
  • 1896
    José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines, (executed) (b. 1861)
  • 1944
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1947
    Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter, portraitist and art forger (b. 1889)
  • 1967
    Vincent Massey, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1887)
  • 1998
    Sam Muchnick, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1905)
  • 2002
    Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 2004
    Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 2009
    Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959)
  • 2010
    Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)

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