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.

October 2024

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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)

Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide.
Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats the Yorkists in battle.
The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
John Logie Baird creates Britain’s first television transmitter.
Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.
The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain’s acting head of state, taking over for the country’s ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.
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.
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?

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

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