2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 30, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - December 20, 2023 - Early March 2024
The Astrological Sign for December 30 is Capricorn.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:
Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise.
AD 39 - Titus, Roman emperor (d. 81)
1914 - Bert Parks, American actor, singer, TV personality, and Miss America host from 1955-1979 (d. 1992)
1935 - Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster
1942 - Michael Nesmith, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and member of The Monkees (d. 2021)
1945 - Davy Jones, English singer, songwriter, actor and member of The Monkees (d, 2012)
1973 - Jason Behr, American actor (Roswell)
1982 - Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress (Smallville, Beauty & the Beast, Burden of Truth)
1983 - Kevin Systrom, American computer programmer and businessman who co-founded Instagram
1992 - Romeo Muller, American actor, screenwriter for screenplays like the 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (b. 1928)
2002 - Mary Wesley, English author (The Camomile Lawn) (b. 1912)
2020 - Dawn Wells, American actress who played Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1852 - Rutherford B. Hayes, future U.S. President marries teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb
1955 - Actor Gregory Peck divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen after 13 years of marriage
Quote of the Day
December 30 is Bacon Day! Long Live Bacon!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to Come!
This Day in History
1813 - During the War of 1812, the British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York
1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis is between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes
1825 - The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed
1853 - The United States purchases land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest
1890 - After the Wounded Knee Massacre, the United States Army ad Lakota warriors face off in the Drexel Mission Fight
1903 - In Chicago, Illinois, a fire at the Iroquois Theater kills at least 605
1922 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is formed
1927 - The first subway line in Asia, the Ginza Line opens in Tokyo, Japan
1935 - During the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, the Italian Air Force bombs a Swedish Red Cross Hospital
1972 - Operation Linebacker II ends during the Vietnam War
1993 - Israel established diplomatic relations with Vatican City
1996 - Protests from 250,000 workers in Israel shut down services over the proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu
2000 - A series of bombs explode over a period of a few hours in Metro Manila, Philippines killing 22 and injuring 100 more
2005 - Tropical Storm Zeta in the Atlantic Ocean ties the record for the latest tropical cyclone to form in the North Atlantic basin
2006 - The Madrid-Barajas Airport is bombed
2006 - During a storm, the Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks resulting in 400 deaths
2006 - Former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein is executed
This Day in Music
1942 - Frank Sinatra performs as a solo act for the first time at the Paramount Theater in New York City
1967 - Hello Goodbye by The Beatles becomes their 15th #1 single in the U.S.
1968 - My Way is recorded by Frank Sinatra
1969 - Leaving On a Jet Plant by Peter, Paul and Mary is certified Gold (video below)
1978 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer announce their breakup
This Day in Sports
1896 - Ernie McLea, Canadian ice hockey player scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup Play, and the Cup-winning goal when the Montreal Victorias win 6-5 against the Winnipeg Victorias
2018 - Patrick Mahomes becomes the 2nd quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
comfort food n. (originally US)
1. Simple, comforting home cooked style food associated with one's formative years, often a staple of diners and informal restaurants. 2) Food, often high in carbohydrates or sugar, consumed to feel comfort or alleviate stress rather than to receive nutrition.
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