January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2018 was the 30th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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January 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1649King Charles I of England is beheaded.
- 1667The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.
- 1858The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
- 1911The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
- 1945World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.
- 1959ship MS, said to be the safest ship afloat and “unsinkable” like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
- 1968New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 1989The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
- 2000Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
Who were born on January 30?
- 133Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
- 1861Charles Martin Loeffler, German-born composer (d. 1935)
- 1902Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
- 1911Roy Eldridge, American musician (d. 1989)
- 1937Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
- 1941Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States
- 1982Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
- 1986Nick Evans, American baseball player
- 1988Rob Pinkston, American actor
- 2005Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II of Jordan
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