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Birthdays: December 30

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: The temperature in Lewisburg, West Virginia, dropped to -37F.

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

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 1928: Bo Diddley (guitarist)

Born 1984: LeBron James (basketball player)

Born 1982: Kristin Kreuk (actress)

On This Day in History

1940: The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, officially opened. It connected Los Angeles and Pasadena

1816: Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft were married

1852: U.S. president Rutherford B. Hayes married Lucy Webb

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.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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