November 30 Special Day in India, What Special Day Celebrated on November 30 – What happened today (30 November) in History in the world: Paul Walker’s death, Winston Churchill’s birth, the beginning of the Winter War between Russia and Finland, the independence day of Barbados.
November 30 Special Day in India – Birthdays
What Special Day on 30 November – Events
- In 1016, Cnut the Great, the King of Denmark, claimed the English throne after Edmund Ironside’s death.
- In 1782, Britain and the United States signed the preliminary peace articles of the Treaty of Paris in Paris, France.
- In 1876, German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae in Greece. The mask is often known as “the Mona Lisa of prehistory.”
- In 1939, the Soviet Union attacked Finland.
- In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly approved a proposal to partition Palestine into separate Arab and Jewish states and civil war began in Palestine.
- In 1966, the Caribbean island of Barbados achieved independence from Britain.
- In 1999, Exxon and Mobil signed a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, giving rise to ExxonMobil, which is one of the world’s largest companies and energy businesses.
- In 2001, the notorious Green River Killer was arrested in Washington, United States.
November 30 Special Day in India – Sports Events
- In 1872, Scotland and England played the first international soccer game in Glasgow.
- In 1928, Australian cricket legend Don Bradman began a less-than-remarkable Test debut and scored 18 runs vs England in the first test.
- In 2015, American basketball legend Kobe Bryant of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers announced his retirement.
November 30 Special Day in India – Music and Cinema Events
- In 1982, Richard Attenborough’s historical epic Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley as Indian freedom revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi, was premiered in New Delhi.
- In 1982, the “king of pop” Michael Jackson’s 6th solo studio album, Thriller, was released worldwide and it was the best-selling record album.
- In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time, premiered in Washington, D.C. The film starred Ben Kingsley, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes and received the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1994.
November 30 Special Day in India – Deaths
|Sr No||Death Year||Personality|
|1||1718||Charles XII, King of Sweden from 1697 to 1718 who, despite being inexperienced and often outnumbered, incredibly defended his empire from invading forces during the Great Northern War|
|2||1900||Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright who wrote the acclaimed novel The Picture of Dorian Gray|
|3||2007||Evil Knievel, American Stuntman and motorcycle daredevil who performed numerous death-defying feats like ramp-to-ramp jumps|
|4||2013||Paul Walker, American actor best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series, died in a fiery car accident|
|5||2018||George H.W. Bush, former President of the United State and father of future president George W. Bush|
November 30 Special Day in India – Birthday
- 1667 – Jonathan Swift, was an Irish author and satirist known for the classic adventure book Gulliver’s Travels
- 1817 – Theodor Mommsen, was a German historian and scholar known for his masterpiece, A History of Rome. Mommsen got the 1902 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- 1835 – Mark Twain, was an American author known for his humorous writing and the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- 1874 – Winston Churchill, was British Prime Minister during World War II, who received both criticism and praise for his decisions during the war. Churchill was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
- 1929 – Dick Clark, American radio and television personality
- 1937 – Ridley Scott, is a veteran British film director who made some of the greatest movies of all time like Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator
- 1947 – David Mamet, was an American writer and one of the greatest playwrights of the century known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross
- 1985 – Kaley Cuoco, was an American actress best known for portraying the lovable Penny in The Big Bang Theory
- 1990 – Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian child prodigy and chess Grandmaster