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)
- 1813Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
- 1813Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek “Red Sticks” kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.
- 1836The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
- 1873Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
- 1909Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
- 1945Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
- 1945The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
- 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.
- 1995NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
Who were born on August 30?
- 1896Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
- 1919Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (d. 2010)
- 1943Robert Crumb, American cartoonist
- 1946Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
- 1951Timothy Bottoms, American actor
- 1963Paul Oakenfold, British disc jockey
- 1970Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
- 1972Cameron Diaz, American actress
- 1977Shaun Alexander, American football player
- 1985Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer
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