December 30: Day of the Week
December 30, 2020 is the 365th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1066Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.
- 1903A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
- 1924Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.
- 1943Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
- 1972Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.
- 1981In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.
- 1993Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
- 1997In the worst incident in Algeria’s insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
- 2004A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.
- 2005Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.
Who were born on December 30?
- 1878William Aberhart, Canadian politician (d. 1943)
- 1906Carol Reed, English film director (d. 1976)
- 1931Skeeter Davis, American singer (d. 2004)
- 1937Gordon Banks, English footballer
- 1957Matt Lauer, American newscaster
- 1972Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
- 1973Ato Boldon, Trinidadian athlete
- 1980DJ Mbenga, basketball player
- 1981Haley Paige, American porn star (d. 2007)
- 1985Lars Boom, Dutch cyclist
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