August 30 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Victory Day
Turkey National Holiday
Popular Consultation Day
East timor Public Holiday
Eid-al-Ghadir
Iran National Holiday
Santa Rosa De Lima
Peru National Holiday
Constitution Day
Kazakhstan Public Holiday
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
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Historical Events on August 30

  • 1282: Peter III of Aragon arrives at Trapani during the War of the Sicilian Vespers.
  • 1464: Pope Paul II becomes the 211th
  • 1574: Guru Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Master.
  • 1835: The Australian city of Melbourne is founded.
  • 1862: General Horatio Wright’s Union forces are routed by Confederates commanded by Edmund Kirby Smith.
  • 1909: Burgess Shale fossils are discovered in Mount Field by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
  • 1914: Russian forces are defeated by the Germans at the Battle of Tannenberg during World War I.
  • 1918: Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin is shot and seriously wounded by Fanni Kaplan.
  • 1942: The Battle of Alam el Halfa starts during World War II.
  • 1945: British forces liberate Hong Kong from Japan.
  • 1945: General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
  • 1945: The Allied Control Council is created to govern Germany after WWII.
  • 1945: Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates – not only ending the August Revolution but ending the Nguyễn dynasty as well.

Famous Birthdays on August 30

  • Peter of Castile is born in 1334.
  • Vlad II Dracul is born in 1400.
  • American actress and singer Shirley Booth is born in 1898.
  • American author and journalist John Gunther is born in 1901.
  • Argentinian painter, author and illustrator Leonor Fini is born in 1907.
  • American illustrator Robert Crumb is born in 1943.
  • English sculptor Nigel Hall is born in 1943.
  • English author Colin Dann is born in 1943.
  • French skier Jean-Claude Killy is born in 1943.
  • American comedian Lewis Black is born in 1948.
  • English sculptor Antony Gormley is born in 1950.
  • Scottish politician Julian Smith is born in 1971.
  • American actress and model Cameron Diaz is born in 1972.
  • American journalist Lisa Ling is born in 1973.
  • American baseball player Mike Koplove is born in 1976.
  • Turkish footballer Zafer Yelen is born in 1986.
  • English singer-songwriter Tania Foster is born in 1987.
  • Italian footballer Simone Guerra is born in 1989.

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Mardi Gras

Tax Day