Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for January 30
2008: In northern Ohio, a train traveling in high winds derailed on a bridge over Sandusky Bay, sending several freight cars into the water
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Birthday Lore for January 30
You are capable of exerting a great deal of influence over those with whom you come in contact and should be careful in using it. Develop your mind to the extent of its capabilities. You are not demonstrative but can and will love with a true and strong passion.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1943: Marty Balin (singer)
Born 1944: Lynn Harrell (cellist)
Born 1937: Boris Spassky (chessmaster)
On This Day in History
1917: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band released Darktown Strutters' Ball, the first commercial jazz recording
1948: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated
1962: President Kennedy and Aleksei I. Adzhubei, editor of Izvestia, principal Russian newspaper, held conversations at the White House
Signs of the Zodiac
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)
The Water Bearer. Ruling planet: Uranus. Element: Air. Quality: Inventiveness. Ability: To see the future. You are the enthusiastic inventors of the world. Able to see the world as it should be or could be rather than as it is, you have the capacity to set things in motion. Of course, there are a few of you out there who are more conservative, and if this is you, go back and read the Capricorn section. Detached and impersonally friendly to all, you have many acquaintances. You are a dedicated humanitarian and very tolerant—of everything but intolerance. You function well in groups and organizations as long as you can maintain your independence. Freedom is extremely important to you, and you need to be able to do your work your own way.