Friday August 30, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 30: Day of the Week

August 30, 2024 is the 243rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

August 30 Historical Event(s)

1862
American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright.
1897
The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
1918
Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
1922
Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
1942
World War II: the Battle of Alam Halfa begins.
1945
Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
1956
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
1974
A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
1984
STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
1995
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.

Who were born on August 30?

1842
Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)
1912
Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
1915
Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
1919
Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (d. 2010)
1930
Warren Buffett, American entrepreneur
1943
Tal Brody, American-born Israeli basketball player
1948
Lewis Black, American comedian
1956
Frank Conniff, American comedian (TV’s Frank)
1962
Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006)
1967
Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer

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