December 30

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 30, include:

  • Bacon Day 
  • Falling Needles Family Fest Day 
  • Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 
  • National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (Baking Soda) 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 30, are:

  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Winter Enforcement) - December 18, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 25, 2024 through Evening of January 2, 2025
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Kwanzaa - Evening of December 26, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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 25, 2024 - Mid February, 2025

Astrological Sign

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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
  • 2022 - Barbara Walters, American journalist, author and producer (b. 1929)

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!

December 30 is Bacon Day! Long Live Bacon!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

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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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