August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2020 was the 243rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1363Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders — Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang — are pitted against each other in what is one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
- 1590Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
- 1799The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1897The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
- 1922Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- 1945Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
- 1945The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.
- 1963The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
- 1967Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1995NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1720Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796)
- 1748Jacques-Louis David, French painter (d. 1825)
- 1934Baloo Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
- 1967Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer
- 1970Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
- 1971Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs)
- 1981Adam Wainwright, American baseball player
- 1985Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
- 1986Ryan Ross, American guitarist (Panic! at the Disco)
- 1988Laura Põldvere, Estonian singer
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