January 30: Day of the Week
January 30, 2021 was the 30th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 335 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1661Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
- 1826The 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.
- 1835In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
- 1933Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
- 1968New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1972Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1975The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
- 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?
- 1912Werner Hartmann, German physicist (d. 1988)
- 1929Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and aid worker (d. 1996)
- 1948Miles Reid, English mathematician
- 1955Judith Tarr, American author
- 1962King Abdullah II of Jordan
- 1965Julie McCullough, American model and actress
- 1971Darren Boyd, British actor
- 1972Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
- 1980Josh Kelley, American musician
- 1986Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
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