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Saturday January 30, 2021

January 30: Day of the Week

January 30, 2021 is the 30th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1703
    The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
  • 1820
    Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
  • 1826
    The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world’s first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1911
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1948
    Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
  • 1956
    American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1960
    The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
  • 1979
    A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
  • 1994
    Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Who were born on January 30?

  • 1873
    Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
  • 1936
    Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1955
    Judith Tarr, American author
  • 1956
    Darko Rundek, Croatian rock singer, songwriter, poet, actor and theatrical director
  • 1959
    Jody Watley, American singer
  • 1972
    Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
  • 1974
    Olivia Colman, English actress
  • 1980
    Josh Kelley, American musician
  • 1984
    Kid Cudi, American hip hop performer

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