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)
- 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.
- 1790The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
- 1820Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
- 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.
- 1889Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
- 1911New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
- 1948Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
- 1972Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
- 2000Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
Who were born on January 30?
- 1775Walter Savage Landor, English writer (d. 1864)
- 1873Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
- 1929Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and aid worker (d. 1996)
- 1936Horst Jankowski, German popular pianist (d. 1998)
- 1964Otis Smith, American basketball player
- 1971Darren Boyd, British actor
- 1974Christian Bale, English actor
- 1974Olivia Colman, English actress
- 1978Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
- 1986Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
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