January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2019 was the 30th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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 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)
- 1858The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
- 1902The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
- 1911New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1911The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
- 1925The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
- 1943World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
- 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
- 1971Carole King’s Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
- 1975The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
- 2000Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1697Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer (d. 1773)
- 1873Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
- 1901Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
- 1910Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
- 1927Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
- 1941Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
- 1955Judith Tarr, American author
- 1966Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
- 1990Luca Sbisa, Swiss ice hockey player
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