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Events of August 30th:

August 30th is the 242nd day of the year (243rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 30th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 30th:

1528 Jahangir (Mughal Emperor)

1720 Sam Whitbread ((British politician, founder of the Whitbread brewery)

1797 Mary Shelley (author)

Mary Shelley

1871 Ernest Rutherford (scientist)

Ernest Rutherford

1893 Huey Long (US politician)

1906 Joan Blondell (actress)

1913 Sir Richard Stone (economist)

1917 Dennis Healey (British politician)

1926 Daryl Gates (Los Angeles police chief 1978-1992)

1930 Warren Buffet (entrepreneur)

1939 John Peel (disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer, journalist)

1948 Fred Hampton (Black Panther Party activist)

1946 Peggy Lipton (actress, model)

1963 Mark Strong (actor)

1972 Pavel Nedved (soccer player)

1972 Cameron Diaz (model, actress)

1982 Andy Roddick (tennis player)

August 30th in History:

1835 City of Melbourne founded.

1836 City of Houston founded.

1963 USA and USSR establish "hotline" connection.

1909 Burgess Shale fossils (fossils of early multicelled animals from the Cambrian period) discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

1945 British forces liberate Hong Kong from Japanese occupation.

1967 Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.

1991 Azerbaijan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1995 NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against the Bosnian Serbs.


1999 East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia in a referendum.

August 30th is also:

International Day of the Disappeared

Saint Rose of Lima's Day (Peru)

Victory Day (Turkey)


People born on August 30th are Virgo


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