April 30 Holidays

April 30 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | April 30 Calendar

April 30st Daily Holidays include:

  • Bugs Bunny Day
  • Day of the Child
  • Dia De Los Ninos / Dia De Los Libros Day
  • Hairstyle Appreciation Day
  • Honesty Day
  • International Jazz Day – April 30 and May 27, 2023 (April 30 and Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day – April 30, 2023 (Last Sunday in April)
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • National Animal Advocacy Day
  • National Bubble Tea Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Military Brats Day
  • National Mr. Potato Head Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Pet Parent’s Day – April 30, 2023 (Last Sunday in April)
  • National PrepareAthon! Day – April 30 and September 30
  • National Raisin Day
  • National Sarcoidosis Day
  • National Therapy Animal Day
  • Pinhole Photography Day – April 30, 2023 (Last Sunday in April)
  • Spank Out Day
  • Walpurgis Night
  • Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day – April 30, 2023 (Last Sunday in April)

April 30: Famous Birthdays

  • April 30, 1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress and comedian (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • April 30, 1938 – Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)
  • April 30, 1944 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (An Unmarried Woman) (d. 2010)
  • April 30, 1985 – Gal Gadot, Israeli actress and model (Fast and Furious movies, Wonder Woman)

April 30: Historical Events

  • April 30, 1789 – George Washington takes the oath of office as the first elected President of the United States
  • April 30, 1803 – France sells the Louisiana Territory to the U.S. for $15 million
  • April 30, 1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th US state under the name of Louisiana
  • April 30, 1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States
  • April 30, 1907 – Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city
  • April 30, 1945 – Soviet soldiers during World War II liberate Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany, freeing 9000 American and British airmen
  • April 30, 1961 – K-19 is the first Soviet nuclear submarine commissioned
  • April 30, 1975 – The Vietnam War formally ends
  • April 30, 1980 – The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London
  • April 30, 2009 – Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

April 30: Music Events

  • April 30, 1885 – The Boston Pops Orchestra forms
  • April 30, 1913 – Frankie Laine is born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago.
  • April 30, 1914 – Harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson (not the blues singer/guitarist) is born in Jackson, Tennessee.
  • April 30, 1930 – Rolf Harris (“Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport”) is born in Perth, Australia.
  • April 30, 1941 – Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues is born in Staffordshire, England.
  • April 30, 1943 – Love bass player Ken Forssi is born in Cleveland.
  • April 30, 1944 – Ronnie Rice of The New Colony Six is born in Illinois.
  • April 30, 1945 – Eric Clapton is born in Ripley, England. He forms the bands Cream, Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos. His birth name is often erroneously reported as “Eric Clapp,” as Clapp is the surname of his grandparents who raised him.
  • April 30, 1948 – Black Oak Arkansas lead singer Jim “Dandy” Mangrum is born in Michigan.
  • April 30, 1955 – Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer (“Just When I Needed You Most”) is born in Indian Hills, Colorado.
  • April 30, 1962 – I Can’t Stop Loving You is released by Ray Charles
  • April 30, 1962 – MC Hammer is born in Oakland, California. His birth name is Stanley Burrell, but he is dubbed “Hammer” when he becomes a batboy for the Oakland A’s, since he looks like hall-of-famer “Hammerin'” Hank Aaron.
  • April 30, 1963 – Lesley Gore records “It’s My Party” at Bell Studios in New York. That night, her producer Quincy Jones finds out that Phil Spector has recorded the song with his group The Crystals, so Jones rush-releases it to get Gore’s version to radio stations first.
  • April 30, 1964 – Tracy Chapman is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • April 30, 1967 – The Beatles shoot the cover of their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Chelsea Manor Studios in London.
  • April 30, 1968 – Celine Dion is born in Quebec.
  • April 30, 1973 – Diamond Girl is released by Seals & Crofts
  • April 30, 1973 – Red Rose Speedway is released by Paul McCartney
  • April 30, 1974 – John Denver’s “Sunshine On My Shoulders” hits #1 in the US. The song first appeared on his 1971 album Poems, Prayers & Promises; it came to prominence after featuring in the made-for-TV movie Sunshine in 1973.
  • April 30, 1976 – Silly Love Songs is released by Wings
  • April 30, 1979 – Norah Jones is born Geetali Norah Shankar in New York City. Her father is the Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, but Norah never lives with him. Raised by her mom, the concert promoter Sue Jones, she grows up in Texas before venturing back to New York to pursue music in 1999.
  • April 30, 1983 – Beat It by Michael Jackson hits #1 for the first of three weeks (below)
  • April 30, 1985 – Phil Collins scores his second #1 hit as a solo artist: “One More Night.”
  • April 30, 1986 – Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is born in Seattle, Washington.
  • April 30, 1987 – Prince releases his ninth album, Sign o’ the Times.
  • April 30, 1992 – PJ Harvey, a British alt rock trio consisting of vocalist Polly Jean Harvey, drummer Rob Ellis, and bassist Steve Vaughan, releases its debut album, Dry, a jagged collection of blues-infused punk-rock songs, including the sexually charged “Sheela-Na-Gig.”
  • April 30, 1994 – In Miami, Pink Floyd begin their last world tour, the Division Bell tour.
  • April 30, 1995 – Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard takes an MTV news crew along for a ride in a stretch limo, where he stops to pick up food stamps, proving that the ID card on the cover of his solo album is real.
  • April 30, 2001 – The Detroit Free Press breaks the news that Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes are not siblings as they claim, but former husband and wife. Court records show they were married in 1996 and divorced in 2000. Rolling Stone and the New York Times are among the publications previously reporting them as brother and sister, a believable claim because they look alike.
  • April 30, 2002 – Ashanti dominates the American Top 10, with her Ja Rule collaboration “Always On Time” at #4, her Fat Joe duet “What’s Luv?” at #5, and her solo track “Foolish” at #9. The #1 song, “Ain’t It Funny” by Jennifer Lopez, contains some lyrics written by Ashanti.
  • April 30, 2003 – Duncan Sheik portrays Bobby Darin and sings “Beyond The Sea” on the “Where The Boys Are” episode of NBC’s American Dreams.
  • April 30, 2004 – Singer Timi Yuro dies at age 63.
  • April 30, 2005 – Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica ends its three-season run on MTV as its subjects, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, are on the brink of divorce. The marriage is officially over the following June.
  • April 30, 2006 – Britney Spears plays a ditzy TV host on the “Buy, Buy Baby” episode of Will & Grace.
  • April 30, 2007 – Jay-Z sells his clothing company, Rocawear, to Iconix for $204 million.
  • April 30, 2008 – Sean Levert (of LeVert) dies at age 39.
  • April 30, 2010 – Barenaked Ladies release their ninth studio album, All In Good Time. It’s their first album since the departure of co-lead singer Steven Page, who officially left the band in 2009.
  • April 30, 2011 – Buffalo Springfield, which split in 1968, announce a reunion tour with original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The tour lasts seven shows, ending with a performance at Bonnaroo. Another 30 dates are planned, but Young calls it off.
  • April 30, 2013 – Producer Phil Ramone dies of complications after surgery for an aortic aneurysm at age 79. Ramone produced most of Billy Joel’s material. “If I hadn’t met Phil when I did, I probably wouldn’t have had a career,” Joel says.
  • April 30, 2017 – Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & the Originals (“Angel Baby”) dies at age 71.

April 30: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 30 is Taurus.

April Birthstone:

What is the April Birthstone? Diamond

The diamond is the traditional birthstone of April and holds significant meaning for those born in that month, thought to provide the wearer with better relationships and an increase in inner strength. Wearing diamonds is purported to bring other benefits such as balance, clarity and abundance.


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