|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances||-||International (Awareness & Cause, United Nations)|
|Popular Consultation Day||East Timor||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||Turkey||National Holiday|
|Frankenstein Day||-||Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Education & Reading)|
|Santa Rosa De Lima||Peru||National Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Kazakhstan||Public Holiday|
|National Toasted Marshmallow Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks)|
|National Grief Awareness Day||-||Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)|
|National College Colors Day||-||Unofficial (Activity & Action)|
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.