January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2020 was the 30th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1703The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
- 1820Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
- 1913The United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
- 1925The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
- 1930New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1964In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh’s military junta in South Vietnam.
- 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.
- 1972Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
- 1989The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1894Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
- 1901Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
- 1927Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
- 1956Jeremy Gittins, English actor
- 1959Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
- 1977Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
- 1977Deltha O'Neal, American football player
- 1978John Patterson, American baseball player
- 1982Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
- 1987Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer
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