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.
- 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.
- 1920The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
- 1938Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
- 1942Lt. Tony Fasson, Able Seaman Colin Grazier and canteen assistant Tommy Brown from HMS Petard board U-559, retrieving material which would lead to the decryption of the German Enigma code.
- 1944Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
- 1961Nuclear 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.
- 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.
- 1991The Madrid Conference for Middle East peace talks opens.
Who were born on October 30?
- 1839Alfred Sisley, Anglo-French artist (d. 1899)
- 1926Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver (d. 2010)
- 1928Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
- 1943Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress
- 1969Vagelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player
- 1975Ian D'Sa, Canadian musician (Billy Talent)
- 1977Jason Adelman, American actor
- 1980Kareem Rush, American basketball player
- 1989Nastia Liukin, Russian/American gymnast
- 1992Tequan Richmond, American actor
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