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)
- 1862The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
- 1911The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
- 1913The United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
- 1930New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Horse in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
- 1960The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- 1972Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
- 1972Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1982Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1901Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
- 1913Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
- 1927Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
- 1931John Crosbie, Canadian politician
- 1947Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
- 1959Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
- 1964Otis Smith, American basketball player
- 1974Christian Bale, English actor
- 1980Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
- 1990Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress and singer
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