30 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“30 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


30 November: In a year, the 30th of November is the 334th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 335th day of the year.

What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 30th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened today.

30 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 30 November

Art & Artists

  • 1977 Release of The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 11th album. Pink Floyd is a popular British rock band.
  • 1982Michael Jackson’s Thriller was released worldwide. The solo album clinched 8 Grammy Awards and became the world’s best-selling album. Till now it has been the best-selling record album in music history.

Science & Technology

  • 1900 Patent of front-wheel drive for automobiles by a German engineer.
  • 1934  The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman recorded a speed of 100 mph. It became the world’s first steam engine validated to attain this speed.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1967Zulfikar Ali Bhutto launched her political outfit “the Pakistan People’s Party”.
  • 1999 The anti-globalization protesters demonstrated against the conduct of a WTO (World Trade Organization) meeting in Seattle, the US. It forced the unprepared police to cancel the opening ceremony.

People & Society

  • 1999 The creation of ExxonMobil (by the merger of Exxon and Mobil) became the world’s leading oil and energy business.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1936The Crystal Palace was almost destroyed by a fire incident. The giant exhibition hall is popular around the world and was the venue for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
  • 1941  Approximately 11,000 Jews from the Riga Ghetto were gheraoed by the SS-Einsatzgruppen. All the Jews were killed in this infamous Rumbula massacre.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1999 Formation of BAE Systems by the merger of “British Aerospace” and “Marconi Electronic Systems”. BAE Systems became the biggest contractor in Europe and 4th biggest aerospace firm in the world.

Leisure & Sports

  • 2007Death of Evel Knievel, the noted daredevil motorcyclist from America. He was known for his death-defying cycling stunts. Once he jumped over the fountains at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

Birth Anniversaries (30 November)

  • 1667 Jonathan Swift (Anglo-Irish Author)
  • 1835 Mark Twain (American writer)
  • 1858 Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (Indian Physicist and Plant Physiologist)
  • 1874 Winston Churchill (Prime minister of the UK)

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Death Anniversaries (30 November)

  • 1900 Oscar Wilde (Irish Author)
  • 2010 Rajiv Dixit (Indian author and activist)
  • 2012 Mitchell Cole (English footballer)
  • 2014 Kent Haruf (American novelist)
  • 2018 – George H.W. Bush (the 41st president of the US)

What Special Day is Today: (30 November)

  • Independence Day (Barbados)
  • Independence Day (South Yemen)
  • Republic Day (Barbados)
  • Bonifacio Day (Philippines)
  • Commemoration Day (United Arab Emirates)
  • National Day (Benin)
  • Regina Mundi Day (South Africa)


The factual story of the day (30 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities.

The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

We would love to hear from you. We request you drop your feedback on the article. If you have any rare information like the above, then do share it with us.



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