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

  • 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.
  • 1816
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1816) between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.
  • 1825
    The Treaty of St. Louis (1825) between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.
  • 1903
    A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
  • 1922
    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
  • 1944
    King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.
  • 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
    Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.
  • 2006
    The Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm, resulting in at least 400 deaths.

Who were born on December 30?

  • 1722
    Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
  • 1920
    Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1927
    Robert Hossein, French film actor and director
  • 1942
    Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • 1946
    Patti Smith, American singer and poet
  • 1950
    Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1956
    Suzy Bogguss, American singer
  • 1961
    Sean Hannity, American talk radio and television host
  • 1964
    Sylvie Moreau, French Canadian actress
  • 1981
    Ali Al-Habsi, Omani footballer

Who died on December 30?

  • 1896
    José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines, (executed) (b. 1861)
  • 1908
    Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian lawyer, journalist and senator (b. 1844)
  • 1954
    Archduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1863)
  • 1979
    Richard Rodgers, American composer (b. 1902)
  • 1994
    Dmitri Ivanenko, Russian physicist (b. 1904)
  • 1997
    Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
  • 1998
    Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • 1999
    Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    David Bale, South African–born activist (b. 1941)

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