April 30th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Honesty Day and Bugs Bunny Day.
Thanks for joining us on the last day of April! Today is the 120th day of the year.
Find out all about the last day of this month, with our selection of interesting facts, celebrity births, and the past events that had an important role in the history of this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on TV? This was also the first campaign marketed directly at children.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 30th in history!
What memorable events happened on April 30 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Queen knighted British Captain Tom Moore on his 100th birthday.
Moore walked around his garden during the coronavirus lockdown and raised over £30 million for the National Health Service (NHS).
A newly discovered water beetle was named after Leonardo DiCaprio.
The new species was found in Borneo, clinging to a sandstone rock in a river. The name was chosen in honor of DiCaprio’s environmental activism.
A remake of the original 1996 Resident Evil was released exclusively for GameCube.
The director, Shinji Mikami, thought the 1996 version didn’t age well, and that the GameCube would better allow his vision for the game to come to life. Not only were the remake’s graphics better, but it also had a new range of features, including better gameplay mechanics, new areas, more advanced puzzles, and an improved script.
Two new moons orbiting Uranus were announced in Nature magazine.
A team of scientists and astronomers from Cornell University discovered the moons on October 31, 1997, using a 200-inch (5.1 m) Hale telescope at Mount Palomar, California. The two moons, later named Caliban and Sycorax after characters from Shakespeare’s Tempest, were the first two moons discovered in irregular orbits around Uranus.
Hawaii became a US territory when President William McKinley signed it into law.
McKinley also established the office of the governor of Hawaii. Sanford B. Dole was the first governor. In 1893 the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown by a US-backed coup, and the new provisional government set plans in motion to allow the US to annex Hawaii. It took nearly seven years to come to pass. It wasn’t until 1959 that Hawaii was admitted as a US state.
If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Johnny Galecki. Here are some other famous people born on April 30th.
32 years old
38 years old
Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel
30 years old
Ana de Armas
35 years old
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba
48 years old
42 years old
Unfortunately, April 30th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Peter Mayhew was a British-American actor born on May 19, 1944. He died on this day in 2019, at age 74 in Boyd, Texas, USA.
Apr 30, 2019 (Age 74)
Ben E. King
Ben E. King
Ben E. King was an American singer born on September 28, 1938. He died on this day in 2015, at age 76 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
Apr 30, 2015 (Age 76)
New Jersey, USA
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Honesty Day
Whether a little white lie or a huge secret, being dishonest destroys trust between people, and we often wonder if it was all worth it when caught out. Today is Honesty Day, and it’s a golden opportunity to come clean and rebuild that trust.
Today marks the day that Bugs Bunny first graced our screens in 1938, and we’ve loved him ever since! So share some of your favorite Bugs Bunny quotes today, or even set up a Looney Tunes marathon with your friends!
THe Fact Site’s
Fun Fact Of The Day
Nobody knows how the Academy Awards came to be referred to as the Oscars. The earliest mention was 1932 and was made official in 1939.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on April 30th share the Taurus star sign.
Taurus is represented by the bull and is the second sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between April 20 and May 20 falls into this astrological sign.
For all of you who were born in April, your allocated birthstone is Diamond. Diamonds are associated with benefits such as happier relationships, mental clarity, balance, and prosperity. Did you know that the Ancient Romans believed Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds?
Those who were born on April 30th were likely conceived the previous year on August 7th.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around January 21, 2024.