January 30

January 30 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on January 30, include:

  • National Croissant Day 
  • National Escape Day 
  • National Inane Answering Message Day 
  • National Plan for Vacation Day - January 30, 2024 (Last Tuesday in January)
  • School Day of Non-Violence and Peace (DENIP) 
  • Yodel for Your Neighbors Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include January 30, are:

  • Catholic Schools Week - January 28, 2024 - February 3, 2024 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
  • Cordova Ice Worm Days - January 27 - February 3, 2024
  • International Hot Air Balloon Week - January 28 - February 3, 2024 (Fourth Full Week of January)
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 29 - February 3, 2024
  • National Meat Week - January 28 - February 4, 2024 (8 Days starting on the fourth Sunday)
  • Tax Identity Theft Week - January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024 (5 Days Starting the Last Monday in January)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include January 30, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable 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 Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3, 2024 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 25 - February 4, 2024 (St. Paul, MN)
  • Carnival of Venice - January 27 - February 13, 2024 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 30 is an Aquarius.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for January are:

  • Carnation - The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January. The  symbolization of the Carnation means love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, fascination, and loyal.
  • Snowdrop is a white flower with three small petals in the middle surrounded by three larger petals on the outside. The symbolization of the snowdrop means love, fascination, and purity.

See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


The Birthstone for January is Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
  • 1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008) (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
  • 1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
  • 1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
  • 1941 – Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States
  • 1951 – Phil Collins, English musician (Genesis, Solo Artist)
  • 1974 – Christian Bale, English actor (Batman)
  • 1980 – Josh Kelley, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • 1836 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress (b. 1752) (made first US flag)
  • 1948 – Orville Wright, American aviator (b. 1871) (The Wright
    Brothers built the first successful airplane)
  • 2006 – Coretta Scott King, American activist; widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2013 - Patty Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (b. 1918)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1934 - Actor Lou Costello marries dancer Anne Battler
  • 1985 - NFL Quarterback Dan Marino marries Claire Veazey

Quote of the Day

FDR Quote

We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens, whatever their background.  We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge designed to attack our civilization ~FDR

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States was born on this day in 1882. He died in 1945. The above quote of his from January 9, 1940 is one of those chosen at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C.

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

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 30 is Bran Flax Muffins from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 30 is Bran Flax Muffins from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website for the recipe) Bran flax muffins are a great healthy breakfast choice when you feel like a treat, but want to keep nutrition in your diet.

This Day in History

  • 1487 - Bell chimes invented
  • 1790 - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
  • 1806 - The original Lower Trenton Bridge  which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
  • 1815 - Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
  • 1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
  • 1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but his attempt fails, and he is subdued by a crowd
  • 1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
  • 1862 – The first American ironclad U.S. Navy warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
  • 1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
  • 1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
  • 1933 - "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • 1939 - Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
  • 1943 - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • 1946 - 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • 1948 - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
  • 1956 – American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1964 - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
  • 1973 - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
  • 1976 - George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Elvis Presley records his version of Blue Suede Shoes
  • 1961 - Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
  • 1968 - Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, Honey
  • 1969 – The Beatles' final public performance, was an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records in London was ultimately broken up by the police.
  • 1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released. It would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

Happy Birthday to Phil Collins - great musician!

This Day in Sports

  • 1948 - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 1960 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • 1960 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • 1971 - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
  • 1978 - Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1982 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • 1983 - Superbowl XVII: Washinton Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl. The MVP is John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • 1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
  • 1994 - Superbowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Superbowl. The MVP is Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
  • 2000 - Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta. The MVP is Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

hungry ghost (noun)

1.  (Buddhism, Chinese folk religion) A type of being condemned to desire more than it can consume.

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