30 June

30 June

June 30 is the 181st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 184 days remain until the end of the year.

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

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 30th in history!

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • World Social Media Day
  • National Meteor Watch Day
  • World Asteroid Day
  • International Day of Parliamentarism
  • National Bomb Pop Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 30

1972: The first leap second is added to UT

CLeap seconds are added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) from time to time to account for the Earth’s slowing rotation. UTC is the basis for the calculation of local times worldwide.

1971: The crew of Soviet spacecraft “Soyuz 11” dies after the loss of air supply

The cause of the tragedy was a faulty valve. The three cosmonauts had previously achieved the first docking of a spacecraft to a space station in history.

1936: The novel “Gone with the Wind” is published

Margaret Mitchell’s story set in the American South during the American Civil War became one of the United States’ biggest best-sellers. The 1939 movie version starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable was similarly successful.

1908: The Tunguska event leaves 2000 square km of Siberian forest flattened and scorched

The devastation is believed to have been caused by the explosion of an asteroid or comet. It is the largest impact event in recorded history.

1905: Albert Einstein submits a paper outlining his theory of special relativity

The text “Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper” comprises the currently accepted theory about the relationship between space and time. The theory of special relativity is the basis for his theory of general relativity, which he published in 1916.

1960: President Joseph Kasa-Vubu speaking at the independence ceremony. Léopoldvile, Congo. June 30, 1960

President Joseph Kasa-Vubu speaking at the independence ceremony. Léopoldvile, Congo. June 30, 1960

1944: B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Mizpah’ after it’s nose was blown off by anti-aircraft fire over Budapest, Hungary. 1944.

B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Mizpah’ after it’s nose was blown off by anti-aircraft fire over Budapest, Hungary. 1944.

1938: Carol II Hohenzollern of Romania and his son, Prince Michael (later King Michael) in 1938

Carol II Hohenzollern of Romania and his son, Prince Michael (later King Michael) in 1938

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 30

1985: Michael Phelps, American swimmer

1985: Cody Rhodes, American wrestler, actor

1983: Cheryl Cole, English singer-songwriter, dancer, model

1975: Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver

1966: Mike Tyson, American boxer, actor

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 30

2012: Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel

2001: Chet Atkins, American musician, songwriter, producer

1984: Lillian Hellman, American playwright

1974: Vannevar Bush, American engineer

1934: Kurt von Schleicher, German general, politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany


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