April 30: Day of the Week
April 30, 2021 was the 120th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 245 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 30 Historical Event(s)
- 311The Diocletianic Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire ends.
- 1315Enguerrand de Marigny is hanged on the public gallows at Montfaucon.
- 1789On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
- 1937The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
- 1939The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens.
- 1956Former Vice President and Senator Alben Barkley dies during a speech in Virginia. He collapses after proclaiming “I would rather be a servant in the house of the lord than sit in the seats of the mighty.”
- 1961K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
- 1963The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
- 1975Fall of Saigon (or Liberation of Saigon from the Communist perspective): Communist forces gain control of Saigon. The Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh.
- 1993Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
Who were born on April 30?
- 1908Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic Foreign and later Prime Minister (d. 1970)
- 1934Don McKenney, Canadian hockey player
- 1934Jerry Lordan, British composer and singer (d. 1995)
- 1946King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
- 1947Finn Kalvik, Norwegian singer
- 1948Perry King, American actor
- 1949António Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal
- 1954Thom Bray, American actor
- 1969Paulo Jr., Brazilian musician (Sepultura)
- 1973Jeff Timmons, American singer (98 Degrees)
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