August 30: Day of the Week
August 30, 2021 is the 242nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1922Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- 1956The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
- 1967Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1974A Belgrade–Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
- 1995NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1848Andrew Onderdonk, Canadian railway contractor (d. 1905)
- 1927Bill Daily, American actor
- 1937Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of McLaren racing team (d. 1970)
- 1949Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
- 1964Gavin Fisher, British engineer
- 1970Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager
- 1972Pavel Nedvěd, Czech footballer
- 1978Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper
- 1979Tavia Yeung, Hong Kong actress
- 1983Simone Pepe, Italian footballer
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