30 August is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years). There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1995: The Ministry of Magic passes Educational Decrees 22 and 23, appointing Dolores Umbridge as Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Behind the scenes
- 1935: Peter Cartwright, who made a brief appearance as Elphias Doge in the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is born.