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 December 30
1917: Great Cold Wave hit the East : -13 degrees F, New York City; -15 degrees F, Boston, Massachusetts; and -43 degrees F, New Hampshire
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Birthday Lore for December 30
You are studious, intellectual, cautious, and discreet, and have a keen and alert mind. You are considerate of others, shrewd, and honest, and love travel and out-of-doors sports. Your home is dear to you, and your love is string and ardent.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1945: Davy Jones (musician; member of The Monkees)
Born 1957: Matt Lauer (journalist)
Born 1865: Rudyard Kipling (author)
On This Day in History
1816: Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married
1951: The Roy Rogers Show made its TV debut
1940: The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, officially opened. It connected Los Angeles and Pasadena
Signs of the Zodiac
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.