August 30th: What is special about this date?

August 30th marks the 242nd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 243rd in case of leap years). There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on August 30th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to August 30th and what happened on August 30th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about August 30th.


August 30th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On August 30th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Cameron Diaz
    Cameron Diaz (1972)

    American actress, producer and former fashion model.

  • Kitty Wells
    Kitty Wells (1919)

    American country-western singer who was so popular during the decade between the 1950s and the early 1970s, she was called "the queen of...

  • Peggy Lipton
    Peggy Lipton (1946)

    American actress.

  • Michael Chiklis
    Michael Chiklis (1963)

    American actor and star of "the shield," a tv drama about police.

  • Ted Williams
    Ted Williams (1918)

    American baseball player.

  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray (1908)

    Actor (my three sons), died from pneumonia at 83.

  • Joan Blondell
    Joan Blondell (1914)

    American actress and singer (b. 1906).

  • Elden Henson
    Elden Henson (1977)

    Elden Henson is an actor who gained fame for his roles in sports-related movies.

  • Elizabeth Ashley
    Elizabeth Ashley (1939)

    American actress, she was young, beautiful, and intense when she played her first stage role in 1961-62's "take her, she's mine" for which...

  • Molly Ivins
    Molly Ivins (1944)

    American journalist and liberal political commentator.

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August 30th: who died on this date?

On August 30th the following celebrities died:

  • Bharat Gopy
    Bharat Gopy (1997)

    Renowned Malayalam film actor who appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films.

  • Charles Bronson
    Charles Bronson (2003)

    American actor who has appeared in more than 70 films.

  • Glenn Ford
    Glenn Ford (2006)

    Canadian-american actor.

  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper (2019)

    American actress who was well-known for her role as the worrywart in the "mary tyler moore show," which ran from 1970 to 1974.

  • William Talman
    William Talman (1968)

    American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968).

  • Charles Coburn
    Charles Coburn (1961)

    American actor and singer (d. 1961).

  • Milian Cavalcanti (1986)

    Pioneering Brazilian filmmaker known for his avant-garde works.

  • Muhannad Al-Hakim (1038)

    Influential physician and scholar in the Islamic Golden Age.

  • Oliver Sacks (2015)

    Renowned neurologist known for his work in the field of neurology and his bestselling books.

  • Mihail Gorbachev (2022)

    Mihail Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union and a prominent figure in the business world after the dissolution of the USSR.

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August 30th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On August 30th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Virgo according to the Western Zodiac.

Virgo zodiac sign

August 30th: what is special about the Virgo sign?

The Virgo sign encompasses people born between August 23rd and September 22nd.

You can discover Virgo's personality traits and attitude and Virgo's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Virgo born in August discover why August born are so special.


August 30th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on August 30th in history:

  • Aug 30, 1904: Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon
  • Aug 30, 1933: Air France forms
  • Aug 30, 1957: US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
  • Aug 30, 1960: Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
  • Aug 30, 1965: Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
  • Aug 30, 1966: France offers independence to French Somaliland.
  • Aug 30, 1975: KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
  • Aug 30, 1987: 87th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
  • Aug 30, 1990: Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr become 1st father and son to play on same team (Seattle Mariners), both single in 1st inning
  • Aug 30, 1994: Gund Arena in Cleveland opens
  • Aug 30, 2006: Hurricane John will batter the Pacific coast of Mexico, with the potential for flash floods or landslides.
  • Aug 30, 2008: More than 70 cities in Mexico host mass marches calling for stronger enforcement of laws against violent crime.

What day of the year is August 30th?

August 30th marks the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 243rd in case of leap years).

There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.

August 30th is the 30th day of the month of August.


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