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Saturday January 30, 2021

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2021 was the 30th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1835
    In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
  • 1847
    Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  • 1911
    The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
  • 1930
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1964
    In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
  • 1964
    Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
  • 1969
    The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
  • 1982
    Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.
  • 2000
    Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 133
    Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1889
    Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and dramatist (d. 1937)
  • 1927
    Olof Palme, Swedish politician (d. 1986)
  • 1941
    Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1957
    Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
  • 1968
    Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
  • 1972
    Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Deltha O'Neal, American football player
  • 1978
    John Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter

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