October 30: Day of the Week
October 30, 2020 is the 304th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1137Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
- 1226Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
- 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.
- 1831In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.
- 1905Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia’s first constitution, creating a legislative assembly.
- 1922Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy.
- 1961Because of “violations of Lenin’s precepts”, it is decreed that Joseph Stalin’s body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin’s tomb and buried near the Kremlin wall with a plain granite marker instead.
- 1970In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
- 1975Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
- 2005The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
Who were born on October 30?
- 1886Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
- 1887Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer (d. 1923)
- 1915Jane Randolph, American Actress d. 2009
- 1917Bobby Bragan, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1932Louis Malle, French film director (d. 1995)
- 1941Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1943Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
- 1956Juliet Stevenson, English actress
- 1961Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician
- 1980John Foo, Irish martial artist and actor
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