June 30: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 30, 2005, Spain legalized same-sex marriage?

June 30th is the day we officially celebrate Social Media Day and Meteor Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 181st day of the year! We still have 184 days left of this year.

If today’s important to you then we have all the biggest past events from 30th June right here for you.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, Spain legalized same-sex marriage? This made it the fourth country to allow same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.

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

What Events Happened On June 30 In History?

2019 Donald Trump became the first US president to visit North Korea while meeting Kim Jong Un.

2005 Spain legalized same-sex marriage.

OTD in 2005: Spain legalized same-sex marriage.

This made Spain the fourth country in the world to do so.

1985 NASA launched Intelsat VA F-11 into orbit.

The satellite was the 11th out of 15 installations to improve telecommunications across Intelsat's global network. The satellite was deactivated in August 2003.

1972 The first leap second was added to the UTC time system.

1967 Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. was selected as the first African-American astronaut.


1953 The first Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured in the US.


1937 The world’s first emergency telephone calls were accepted in London, UK.

The number 999 used to make the call is still used today across the country.

1934 The Nazi Party killed around 1,000 people, which became known as the “Night of Long Knives.”

1908 An unidentified object thought to be a meteoroid or comet smashed into a remote forest in Siberia and destroyed 21,528 square feet of land.


1906 The United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.

1859 Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls by walking across a tightrope.

OTD in 1859: Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls by walking across a tightrope.

The wire was just two inches thick but 2,200 feet long. He walked the length there and back in about 23 minutes.

1834 The US government passed the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act.

The act was part of a series of acts passed to restrict native Americans, mark boundaries, and establish rules for trade between natives and settlers.

Famous People Born On June 30

If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Mike Tyson. Here are some other famous people born on June 30th.

1966 Mike Tyson

American Boxer

Mike Tyson
56 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1985 Michael Phelps

American Swimmer

Michael Phelps
37 years old
Born In:
Maryland, USA

1985 Cody Rhodes

American Wrestler

Cody Rhodes
37 years old
Born In:
North Carolina, USA

1982 Lizzy Caplan

American Actress

Lizzy Caplan
40 years old
Born In:
California, USA

Special Holidays On June 30

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

June 30: World Social Media Day

World Social Media Day

Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, we can all agree that social media has completely changed our lives. If you’ve ever made a friend or had a meaningful conversation with a stranger through social media, then it’s definitely worth celebrating. Go on then, make a post about it already!

June 30: National Meteor Watch Day

National Meteor Watch Day

We hope the weather is clear for you today, as tonight is all about gazing up at the starry night sky. Gather your friends, a picnic blanket, and some snacks, and head outside to watch for meteors - and don’t forget to make a wish if you see one!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The British tried to invent a ship made out of wood pulp and ice during World War II. Called Project Habakkuk, it was shelved due to costs.

June 30 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on June 30 shares the same zodiac sign, Cancer.

Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, and the crab is its symbol. Like their astronomical spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells.

Alexandrite is the birthstone given to those who were born during June. Alexandrite is created through a rare occurrence of nature. It was first discovered in the 1830s near the Tokovaya River in Russia’s Ural Mountains and named after Alexander II of Russia.

Those who were born on June 30th were likely conceived the previous year on October 7th.

A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around March 23, 2024.

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