30 April

30 April

April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 245 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 30th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 6th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Jazz Day.
  • International Sculpture Day.
  • World Veterinary Day.
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Go Birding Day
  • World Veterinary Day
  • Save The Frogs Day
  • National Sense of Smell Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 30

1993: CERN announces that World Wide Web protocols will remain free

By offering the software required to operate a web server with an open license, the European organization ensured its dissemination, and the WWW flourished.

1993: Tennis ace Monica Seles is stabbed by an obsessed fan

Although the stab wound proved to be relatively harmless, the psychological ramifications meant that Seles did not play any tournaments for over two years.

1975: The fall of Saigon marks the end of the Vietnam War

As Communist forces gained control of Saigon, South Vietnamese President Duong Van Minh, who had only been in office for 2 days, surrendered unconditionally.

1945: German dictator Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide one day after they were married in 1945.

1916: Germany and its World War I allies become the first countries to use daylight saving time (DST)

The rationale was to save energy to aid the war effort. Other European countries, such as the United Kingdom, first introduced DST later that year.

1789: George Washington becomes the first U.S. President

Washington took the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City. In the United States, he is venerated as one of the country’s founding fathers.

1789: George Washington was inaugurated as the first US president in 1789.

1980: Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980.

1975: A helicopter is jettisoned overboard from the USS Blue Ridge to make room for others attempting to land, somewhere off Vietnam, April 30, 1975

A helicopter is jettisoned overboard from the USS Blue Ridge to make room for others attempting to land , somewhere off Vietnam, April 30, 1975

1968 : Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski are together to stop the Cannes Film Festival. 1968

Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski are together to stop the Cannes Film Festival. 1968

1945: The last known picture of Adolf Hitler, April 30, 1945.

The last known picture of Adolf Hitler, April 30, 1945 .

1917: Austro-Hungarian soldiers positioned at the top of a mountain in WWI, 1917.

Austro-hungarian soldiers positioned at the top of a mountain in WWI, 1917. (colorized by me)

1866: Real Japanese Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato

Real Japanese Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 30

1982: Kirsten Dunst, American actress, singer

1959: Stephen Harper, Canadian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

1956: Lars von Trier, Danish director, screenwriter

1933: Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

1777: Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician

Travis Scott was born.

Kunal Nayyar was born.

Kristen Dunst was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 30

1983: Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1980: Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, politician, 1st Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

1945: Adolf Hitler, Austrian/German politician, Chancellor of Germany

1883: Édouard Manet, French painter

1030: Mahmud of Ghazni

Adolf Hitler died.

Mahmud of Ghazni died.

Rishi Kapoor died.


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