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)
- 1048Protestantism: The villagers around today’s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop.
- 1862The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
- 1902The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1917Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
- 1923Walt Dropo, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1929Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and aid worker (d. 1996)
- 1937Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
- 1941Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
- 1943Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
- 1950Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
- 1960Alex Titomirov, Russian-born American businessman
- 1982DeSagana Diop, Senegalese basketball player
- 1990Jake Thomas, American actor
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