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, 24,717,600 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 ‘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

  • 1460
    Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike.
  • 1943
    Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    A segment of Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha product oil pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150000 l of diesel oil flows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1879
    Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (d. 1950)
  • 1927
    Bernard Barrow, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    James Burrows, American television director
  • 1947
    Steve Mix, American basketball player
  • 1965
    Darrin C. Huss, Canadian singer (Psyche)
  • 1972
    Steven Wiig, American actor and musician
  • 1977
    Kazuyuki Toda, Japanese footballer
  • 1980
    Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1988
    Leon Jackson, Scottish singer

Who died on December 30?

  • 1940
    Childe Wills, early associate of Henry Ford, one of the first employees of the Ford Motor Company, and a contributor to the design of the Model T (b. 1878)
  • 1968
    Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896)
  • 1970
    Angelos Evert, Greek police chief (b. 1894)
  • 1971
    Melba Rae, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1979
    Richard Rodgers, American composer (b. 1902)
  • 1988
    Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1995
    Ralph Flanagan – American band leader (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    John Gregory Dunne, American writer (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer (b. 1940)

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