What Happened on March 30, 1940

Historical Events

  • 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas, 60-42; Hoosiers' forward Marvin Huffman is named tournament Most Outstanding Player

Famous Birthdays

Jerry LucasJerry Lucas (82 years old)

NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

  • Jim Criner, American college football coach (Boise State, Iowa State, Scottish Claymores), born in Lurton, Arkansas
  • Norman Gifford, cricketer (respected England slow left-armer 1964-73)

Famous Weddings

Walter Cronkite

Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1940 Highlights

About March 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries