What happened this day in history June 30

What are the important events that happened on June 30? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 30: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 30 is the 182nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 17, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 442,632 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 ‘hectaoctacontadigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 227 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 2,748 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 30 Historical Events

  • 350
    Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome.
  • 1422
    Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
  • 1805
    The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
  • 1859
    French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
  • 1886
    The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.
  • 1941
    World War II: Operation Barbarossa – Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
  • 1953
    The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
  • 1959
    A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.
  • 1991
    32 miners are killed when a coal mine catches fire in the Donbass region of Ukraine and releases toxic gas.
  • 2009
    Yemenia Flight 626 crashes into the Indian Ocean, near Comoros, killing all but one of the 153 passengers and crew on board.

Who were born on June 30?

  • 1912
    Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)
  • 1926
    Paul Berg, American biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1931
    Andrew Hill, American jazz pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1935
    John Harlin, American mountaineer (d. 1966)
  • 1944
    Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • 1953
    Hal Lindes, American-born British guitarist (Dire Straits)
  • 1966
    Mike Tyson, American boxer
  • 1977
    Mark Van Gisbergen, New Zealand/English rugby player
  • 1979
    Rick Gonzalez, American actor
  • 1982
    Andy Knowles, British drummer (Franz Ferdinand)

Who died on June 30?

  • 1607
    Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)
  • 1934
    Night of the Long Knives murders: Gregor Strasser, former German Nazi politician (b. 1892)
  • 1934
    Night of the Long Knives murders: Karl Ernst, German Sturmabteilung-gruppenführer (b. 1904)
  • 1956
    Thorleif Lund, Norwegian actor (b. 1880)
  • 1993
    Wong Ka Kui, Hong Kong singer (b. 1962)
  • 1996
    Lakis Petropoulos, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1932)
  • 2001
    Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2010
    Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)

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