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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1590Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
- 1813Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek “Red Sticks” kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
- 1897The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
- 1909Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
- 1914World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg
- 1922Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- 1940The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.
- 1962Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
- 1981President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1860Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)
- 1918Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1923Vic Seixas, American tennis player
- 1928Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
- 1942Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer
- 1958Martin Jackson, British drummer (Swing out Sister)
- 1963Mark Strong, English actor
- 1964Gavin Fisher, British engineer
- 1970Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
- 1983Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
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