January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2020 is the 30th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1649King Charles I of England is beheaded.
- 1841A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
- 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
- 1960The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
- 1979A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
- 1996Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1878Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
- 1913Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
- 1917Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
- 1923Walt Dropo, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1931Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author
- 1955Curtis Strange, American golfer
- 1981Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
- 1985Trae Williams, American football player
- 1988Rob Pinkston, American actor
- 1989Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
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