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 August 30
1973: Boston's high temperature was 99 degrees F
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Birthday Lore for August 30
You have great originality and always do the unusual. You have a magnetic temperament and are brusque in your speech, intuitive in judgment, and demonstrative in your love. Generous, considerate, and unselfish, you receive many confidences. Your home life is pleasant and harmonious.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1871: Ernest Rutherford (physicist)
Born 1943: Jean-Claude Killy (Olympic gold medalist, skiing)
Born 1893: Huey Long (politician)
On This Day in History
1989: Hotel Queen Leona Helmsley convicted on tax evasion charges, later sentenced to four years in prison and fined $8.8 million
1967: Thurgood Marshall confirmed as the first African American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
1983: First night launch of a space shuttle (Challenger), Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Signs of the Zodiac
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
The Virgin. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Quality: Logical. Ability: To reason.You are the organized thinkers of the zodiac. With a critical eye, you dissect and analyze all sorts of data. You seek perfection, and you are able to see instantly the flaw in any given situation. Loving information, you file and store it away for future retrieval. You understand computers intuitively, as your own brain functions in exactly the same manner.Incorporating a sense of humor into your personality keeps you from becoming overly serious. Dependable and responsible, you must guard against taking on the accountability of others. Once you have truly learned how to have fun, yours is an enviable life.