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.
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)
- 1835In 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.
- 1847Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
- 1911The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
- 1930New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
- 1964In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- 1969The Beatles’ last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
- 1982Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.
- 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)
- 1889Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and dramatist (d. 1937)
- 1927Olof Palme, Swedish politician (d. 1986)
- 1941Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
- 1957Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
- 1968Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
- 1972Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Deltha O'Neal, American football player
- 1978John Patterson, American baseball player
- 1986Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
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