What happened on March 30? There are more than 240 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 30

March 30 In HistoryMarch 30 is the 89th day of the year 2021. There are 276 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 13th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Athens, Michigan 49011 sunrise occured at 07:25 AM and sunset occured at 08:05 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 308 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 30

  • 1282
    The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
  • 1296
    Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
  • 1814
    Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Declaration which would later inspire Italian Unification.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
  • 1822
    The Florida Territory is created in the United States.
  • 1842
    Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
  • 1844
    One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
  • 1855
    Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
  • 1856
    The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Crimean War.
  • 1863
    Danish prince Wilhelm Georg is chosen as King George of Greece.
  • 1867
    Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
  • 1870
    Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
  • 1885
    The Battle for Kushka triggers the Panjdeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 1909
    The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
  • 1910
    The Mississippi Legislature founds The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 1912
    Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
  • 1918
    Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate.
  • 1939
    The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463 mph.
  • 1940
    Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
  • 1944
    Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest Bomber Command loss of World War II.
  • 1944
    World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk.
  • 1949
    A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO.
  • 1954
    The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
  • 1961
    The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed in New York City.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the US Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
  • 1976
    The first Land Day protests are held in Israel/Palestine.
  • 1979
    Airey Neave, a British Member of Parliament, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.
  • 1981
    President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • 1982
    Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
  • 2006
    The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law.
  • 2009
    Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.

Who Were Born On March 30?

  • 1326
    Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
  • 1432
    Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1481)
  • 1640
    John Trenchard, English politician (d. 1695)
  • 1746
    Francisco Goya, Spanish painter (d. 1828)
  • 1750
    John Stafford Smith, English composer (d. 1836)
  • 1811
    Robert Bunsen, German chemist (d. 1899)
  • 1820
    Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
  • 1830
    Mihály Zsupánek Slovene writer, poet and soldier in Hungary (d. 1898? 1905?)
  • 1844
    Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
  • 1853
    Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
  • 1857
    Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
  • 1863
    Mary Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (d. 1930)
  • 1864
    Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
  • 1879
    Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
  • 1880
    Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist (d. 1964)
  • 1882
    Melanie Klein, British psychoanalyst (d. 1960)
  • 1892
    Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • 1892
    Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • 1892
    Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1894
    Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer (d. 1977)
  • 1895
    Jean Giono, French author (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • 1902
    Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1902
    Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
  • 1903
    Countee Cullen, American poet (d. 1946)
  • 1903
    Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • 1904
    Ripper Collins, American baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1905
    Albert Pierrepoint, English executioner (d. 1992)
  • 1907
    Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (d. 1994)
  • 1910
    Józef Marcinkiewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1913
    Censu Tabone, President of Malta
  • 1913
    Frankie Laine, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1913
    Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • 1913
    Richard Helms, American CIA director (d. 2002)
  • 1914
    Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
  • 1919
    McGeorge Bundy, American National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Turhan Bey, Turkish actor
  • 1923
    Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • 1926
    Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish entrepreneur
  • 1926
    Peter Marshall, American game show host
  • 1926
    Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (d. 1992)
  • 1928
    Robert Badinter, French politician
  • 1928
    Tom Sharpe, English satirical author
  • 1929
    Richard Dysart, American actor
  • 1930
    John Astin, American actor
  • 1930
    Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, former Lord of Appeal, UK
  • 1930
    Rolf Harris, Australian artist and entertainer
  • 1933
    George Morfogen, American actor
  • 1933
    Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and director (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Hans Hollein, Austrian architect
  • 1935
    Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • 1935
    Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
  • 1937
    Warren Beatty, American actor and director
  • 1940
    Hans Ragnemalm, Swedish professor of public law, and judge
  • 1940
    Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
  • 1941
    Bob Smith, former American politician
  • 1941
    Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
  • 1941
    Wasim Sajjad, President of Pakistan
  • 1942
    Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru
  • 1943
    Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (d. 1998)
  • 1945
    Eric Clapton, British guitarist
  • 1945
    Johnnie Walker, British DJ
  • 1947
    Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist
  • 1948
    Eddie Jordan, former owner of Jordan Grand Prix
  • 1948
    Mervyn King, British economist, Governor of the Bank of England (2003–present)
  • 1949
    Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
  • 1949
    Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Ray Magliozzi, American radio personality
  • 1950
    Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian
  • 1951
    Tina Monzon-Palma, Filipina broadcast journalist and news anchor
  • 1951
    Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
  • 1952
    Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1955
    Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Bill Butler, Scottish politician
  • 1956
    Juanito Oiarzabal, Basque mountaineer
  • 1956
    Shahla Sherkat, Iranian feminist journalist
  • 1957
    Paul Reiser, American actor
  • 1958
    Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
  • 1959
    Andrew Bailey, Bank of England officer
  • 1959
    Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser
  • 1959
    Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist
  • 1961
    Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
  • 1962
    Bil Dwyer, American actor
  • 1962
    MC Hammer, American rap musician
  • 1962
    Mark Begich, American Senator from Alaska
  • 1963
    Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • 1963
    Panagiotis Tsalouchidis, Greek footballer
  • 1964
    Dave Ellett, Canadian hockey player
  • 1964
    Ian Ziering, American actor
  • 1964
    Tracy Chapman, American singer
  • 1964
    Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • 1965
    Piers Morgan, British journalist and television personality
  • 1966
    Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • 1966
    Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 1967
    Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)
  • 1967
    Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1967
    Richard Hutten, designer
  • 1968
    Celine Dion, Canadian singer
  • 1968
    Donna D'Errico, American actress and model
  • 1971
    Mari Holden, American cycle racer
  • 1971
    Mark Consuelos, American actor
  • 1972
    Mili Avital, Israeli-American actress
  • 1973
    Ali Ahmed Qatari archer
  • 1973
    Jan Koller, Czech footballer
  • 1973
    Matthew Pritchard, Welsh stuntman
  • 1975
    Bahar Soomekh, American actress
  • 1975
    Paul Griffen, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
  • 1976
    Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • 1976
    Ty Conklin, American ice hockey player
  • 1978
    Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
  • 1979
    Anatoliy Tymoschuk Ukrainian footballer
  • 1979
    Norah Jones, American musician
  • 1979
    Simon Webbe, English singer
  • 1980
    Ricardo Osorio, Mexican footballer
  • 1980
    Yalın, Turkish singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Andrea Masi, Italian rugby player
  • 1981
    Jammal Brown, American football player
  • 1982
    Jason Dohring, American actor
  • 1982
    Mark Hudson, English footballer
  • 1983
    Davis Romero, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1983
    Hebe Tien, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E)
  • 1983
    Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer
  • 1983
    Scott Moffatt, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1983
    Zach Gowen, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
  • 1984
    Mario Ančić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1984
    Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
  • 1986
    Beni Arashiro, Japanese singer
  • 1986
    Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
  • 1987
    Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Canadian hockey player
  • 1987
    Trent Barreta, American professional wrestler
  • 1988
    Thanasis Papazoglou, Greek footballer
  • 1989
    Chris Sale, American baseball player
  • 1990
    Cassie Scerbo, American actress
  • 1990
    Lee Gi Kwang, Korean singer and dancer (BEAST)
  • 1990
    Rodney Strasser, Sierra Leonean footballer
  • 1994
    Sarah Solovay, American singer-songwriter

Who Died On March 30?

  • 365
    Jin Aidi, emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (b. 341)
  • 1486
    Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1526
    Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
  • 1540
    Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • 1559
    Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
  • 1587
    Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1662
    François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1707
    Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
  • 1764
    Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer (b. 1695)
  • 1783
    William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (b. 1718)
  • 1804
    Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • 1806
    Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English duchess (b. 1757)
  • 1830
    Ludwig I, Grand Duke of Baden (b. 1763)
  • 1840
    Beau Brummell, English celebrity and dandy (b. 1778)
  • 1842
    Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1879
    Thomas Couture, French painter and teacher (b. 1815)
  • 1886
    Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • 1896
    Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832)
  • 1912
    Karl May, German author (b. 1842)
  • 1925
    Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (b. 1861)
  • 1936
    Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • 1943
    Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • 1943
    Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • 1949
    Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1950
    Léon Blum, French prime minister (b. 1872)
  • 1952
    Jigme Wangchuck, Second king of Bhutan (b. 1905)
  • 1959
    Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)
  • 1959
    Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
  • 1965
    Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
  • 1966
    Maxfield Parrish, American artist (b. 1870)
  • 1966
    Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1967
    Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1968
    Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 1970
    Heinrich Brüning, German politician, Chancellor (1930–1932) (b. 1885)
  • 1972
    Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
  • 1973
    Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish aviator (b. 1903)
  • 1977
    Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1979
    Airey Neave, British politician and WW2 veteran (b.1916)
  • 1981
    DeWitt Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889)
  • 1984
    Karl Rahner, German theologian (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Harold Peary, American actor and singer (b. 1908)
  • 1986
    James Cagney, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1988
    Edgar Faure, French politician (b. 1908)
  • 1992
    Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)
  • 1999
    Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian politician, President (1974–1986) (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (b. 1930)
  • 2002
    Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)
  • 2003
    Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2003
    Valentin Pavlov, Soviet politician, Prime Minister (1991) (b. 1937)
  • 2004
    Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2004
    Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2004
    Michael King, New Zealand historian (b. 1945)
  • 2004
    Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005
    Chrysanthos Theodoridis, Greek singer (b. 1934)
  • 2005
    Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • 2005
    Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005
    Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005
    O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    John McGahern, Irish novelist (b. 1934)
  • 2006
    Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    David Leslie, touring car driver (b. 1953)
  • 2008
    Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer The Killing Fields (b. 1942)
  • 2008
    Richard Lloyd, racing car driver (b. 1945)
  • 2010
    Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)

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