July 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 30



July 30th celebrates International Day of Friendship and Cheesecake Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 212th day of the year! We still have 154 days left in 2024.

The month may not be over yet but don’t worry, we’re certain reading the historical events of July 30th right here will help the time go by.

Did you know that on this day in 1909, chemist Eugène Schueller founded a beauty company, which is now known as L’Oreal? The company was originally called Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 30th in history!


What memorable events happened on July 30 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Hackers stole sensitive “Game of Thrones” files from HBO.

On this day, a group of cybercriminals hacked into HBO and stole 1.5 terabytes of data.


Former US Army Private Chelsea Manning was convicted on 17 espionage charges.


Volkswagen stopped production of the old VW Beetle.


Metallica released their single “Enter Sandman.”

OTD in 1991: Metallica released their single "Enter Sandman."


Vanuatu gained its independence from the Anglo-French Condominium.


17-year-old Neville Ebbin was riding his electric cycle down a stretch of road in Bermuda when he was hit and killed by a taxi driver named Willard Manders.

One year later – almost to the day – Neville’s younger brother (who was now 17) was riding his dead brother’s electric cycle on that exact same stretch of road and was hit by the same driver in the same taxi. The taxi driver was also carrying the same passenger.


NASA’s Apollo 15 Lunar mission landed on the Moon’s surface with the first Lunar Rover.

Apollo 15 was the first J mission, a series of missions aimed at spending more time on the Moon’s surface conducting scientific experiments. One of the mission’s main goals was to try out the new Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), which, if successful, would allow much more extensive experiments as it allowed astronauts to go further afield from the lunar lander without using too much oxygen.


England won the FIFA World Cup Final in London against Germany with a score of 4-2.

OTD in 1966: England won the FIFA World Cup Final in London against Germany with a score of 4-2.


President Eisenhower demanded that all US currency would feature the words “In God We Trust.”

OTD in 1956: President Eisenhower demanded that all US currency would feature the words "In God We Trust."


The USS Indianapolis vessel was torpedoed and sunk.

The ship sank in just 12 minutes, along with 300 people, while 890 other passengers were left to survive exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks. Only 316 survived the disaster.


Host nation Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in Montevideo to win the first FIFA World Cup.


28-year-old chemist Eugène Schueller founded a beauty company, which would later be named L’Oreal.

The beauty company was originally called Société Française de Teintures Inoffensives pour Cheveux (the French Safe Hair Dye Company).


Abraham Lincoln issued an order called “eye-for-eye,” allowing Union soldiers to one rebel prisoner for every black prisoner the Confederacy shot.

762 AD

Following the fall of the Umayyads, the city of Baghdad, Iraq, was founded by caliph Al-Mansur the Islamic Ruler.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Arnold Schwarzenegger? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Arnold Schwarzenegger



Arnold Schwarzenegger


76 years old

Born In:

Styria, Austria


Gina Rodriguez



Gina Rodriguez


39 years old

Born In:

Illinois, USA


Lisa Kudrow



Lisa Kudrow


60 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Terry Crews



Terry Crews


55 years old

Born In:

Michigan, USA

Special Holidays

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

July 30: National Cheesecake Day
United States

National Cheesecake Day

If there ever was a day to indulge yourself, today is that day. The best thing about Cheesecake Day is that there is literally almost a cheesecake for everyone! Baked, New York-style, raw, vegan, chocolate, vanilla, the possibilities are practically endless.

July 30: International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

Friendships are crucial in our lives. They are there for us during tough times and great times, and we are there for them too. So show your friends how much you care today on International Day of Friendship by doing something nice for them.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

During the entire run of Gilligan’s Island, it was never revealed if “Gilligan” was his first or last name.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on July 30 shares the zodiac sign of Leo.

Leos tend to have a way with words. They’re well-spoken and find it easy to talk about most topics, no matter how knowledgeable they are about the subject.

For all of you born in July, your allocated birthstone is Ruby. The name “Ruby” is derived from the Latin word “rubeus,” meaning “red.” The July birthstone symbolizes love, affection, energy, and success. Similarly, the color red is associated with love and passion.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on November 6 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be born around April 22nd, 2025.

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