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

  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1916
    The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.
  • 1924
    Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
  • 1936
    The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 1965
    Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
  • 1977
    For the second time, Ted Bundy escapes from his cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • 1993
    Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1997
    In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
  • 2006
    Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1851
    Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician (d. 1929)
  • 1927
    Robert Hossein, French film actor and director
  • 1942
    Fred Ward, American actor
  • 1946
    Patti Smith, American singer and poet
  • 1952
    June Anderson, American soprano
  • 1957
    Rod Harrington, English darts player
  • 1977
    Scott Lucas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980
    Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • 1981
    Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1982
    Robbie Gould, American football player

Who died on December 30?

  • 1896
    José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines, (executed) (b. 1861)
  • 1968
    Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896)
  • 1971
    Jo Cals, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1965 until 1966. (b. 1914)
  • 1993
    Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1995
    Doris Grau, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    David Bale, South African–born activist (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 2006
    Terry Peck, Falkland Islander who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Themis Cholevas, Greek basketball player (b. 1926)
  • 2011
    Ronald Searle, British cartoonist and writer (b. 1920)

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