December 30: Day of the Week
December 30, 2019 is the 364th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day 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 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.
- 1896Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila, Philippines.
- 1897The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.
- 1903A fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, Illinois kills at least 605.
- 1927The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
- 1936The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike.
- 1948The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award.
- 1965Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines.
- 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.
- 1996In the Indian state of Assam, a passenger train is bombed by Bodo separatists, killing 26.
Who were born on December 30?
- 1678William Croft, English composer (d. 1727)
- 1869Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (d. 1918)
- 1873Al Smith, American politician (d. 1944)
- 1878William Aberhart, Canadian politician (d. 1943)
- 1899Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
- 1942Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
- 1961Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
- 1961Sean Hannity, American talk radio and television host
- 1977Scott Lucas, Australian rules footballer
- 1986Ellie Goulding, British singer
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