On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2019

Historical Events

Historic Event

Japanese Emperor Akihito declares his abdication at a ceremony in Tokyo which officially takes effect the following day

  • New type of dementia identified and named limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (Late) after misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease

Famous Deaths

  • (Rowland) "Boon" Gould, British rock guitarist (Level 42, 1979-87 - "Hot Water"), takes his own life at 64
  • Mike Doyle, American surfer (World C'ship 1964 runner-up; World Tandem Champion 1965, 67), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 78
  • Peter Mayhew, British American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), dies at 74
2019 Highlights

About April 30, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus