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March 30th History

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March 30th In Pop Culture History

1842 - Ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon, Dr. Crawford Long.

1867 - Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million ('Seward's Folly'), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1910 - The Mississippi Legislature founded the University of Southern Mississippi.

1939 - Detective Comics #27 was released, introducing Batman.

1957 - #1 Hit March 30, 1957 - April 5, 1957: Buddy Knox - Party Doll

1963 - #1 Hit March 30, 1963 - April 26, 1963: The Chiffons - He's So Fine

1964 - Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming, debuted.

1966 - The special Color Me Barbra, with Barbra Streisand, aired on CBS.

1974 - #1 Hit March 30, 1974 - April 5, 1974: John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders

1977 - Broadway Show - Mummenschanz (Poetic Art)March 30, 1977

1981 - President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr. He later told his wife, Nancy, ''Honey, I forgot to duck."

1985 - March 30, 1985 - April 12, 1985: Phil Collins - One More Night

1990 - In Belgium, several UFOs were seen on radar and were chased by two Belgian Air Force F-16's.

1991 - #1 Hit March 30, 1991 - April 12, 1991: Gloria Estefan - Coming Out Of The Dark

2000 - Broadway Show - Contact (Dance Musical) March 30, 2000

2001 - The Fairly Odd Parents and Invader Zim premiered on Nickelodeon.

2008 - Broadway Show - In the Heights (Musical) March 30, 2008

March 30th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

John Astin (1930)
Paul Reiser (1957)
Astrud Gilberto (1940)
Warren Beatty (1937)
Anna Nalick (1984)
Eric Clapton (1945)
Robbie Coltrane (1950)
Celine Dion (1968)
Vincent van Gogh (1853)
Ian Ziering (1964)
Norah Jones (1979)
Lene Lovich (1949)
MC Hammer (1962)
Juliet Landau (1965)
Paul Wall (1980)
"I'll hold it and you light the fuse."
"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
- Warren Beatty


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