Wednesday October 30, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 30: Day of the Week

October 30, 2024 is the 304th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

October 30 Historical Event(s)

1226
Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
1470
Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
1920
The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
1925
John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
1944
Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
1945
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
1974
The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
1975
Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
1980
El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
1987
In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the PC Engine, which was later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.

Who were born on October 30?

1668
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, queen in Prussia (d. 1705)
1857
Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (d. 1904)
1871
Paul Valéry, French poet (d. 1945)
1893
Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
1897
Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
1907
Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
1951
Harry Hamlin, American actor
1961
Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
1963
Rebecca Heineman, Computer game programmer
1970
Nia Long, American actress

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