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Wednesday October 30, 2019

October 30: Day of the Week

October 30, 2019 was the 303rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.

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October 30 Historical Event(s)

  • 758
    Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.
  • 1270
    The 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.
  • 1941
    1,500 Jews from Pidhaytsi (in western Ukraine) are sent by Nazis to Belzec extermination camp.
  • 1950
    Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican.
  • 1961
    Nuclear testing: The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 50 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise.
  • 1972
    A collision between two commuter trains in Chicago, Illinois kills 45 and injures 332.
  • 1973
    The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time.
  • 1974
    The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • 1983
    The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 1995
    Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%).

Who were born on October 30?

  • 1896
    Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • 1917
    Nikolai Vasilievich Ogarkov, Soviet field marshal (d. 1994)
  • 1945
    Henry Winkler, American actor
  • 1946
    Chris Slade, Welsh drummer (Asia)
  • 1951
    Poncho Sanchez, Mexican-American conga player
  • 1963
    Michael Beach, American actor
  • 1970
    Ben Bailey, American game show host
  • 1973
    Adam “Edge” Copeland, Canadian wrestler
  • 1983
    Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer
  • 1989
    Jay Asforis, American singer

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