What Happened on March 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)
  • 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50

Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr.; three others are also wounded
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Famous Deaths

  • Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
  • Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies at 50