October 30: Day of the Week
October 30, 2019 is the 303rd day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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October 30 Historical Event(s)
- 1270The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
- 1470Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
- 1485King Henry VII of England is crowned.
- 1918The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
- 1960Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
- 1972A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
- 1975Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
- 1980El 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.
- 1985Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.
- 2000The last Multics machine is shut down.
Who were born on October 30?
- 1218Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
- 1762André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)
- 1885Ezra Pound, American poet (d. 1972)
- 1900Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)
- 1914Anna Wing, English actress
- 1941Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1947Timothy B. Schmit, American musician (Eagles)
- 1954Mahmoud El Khatib, Egyptian footballer
- 1965Gavin Rossdale, English musician
- 1987Ali Riley. New Zealand Female football player
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