On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1981

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)

Sports History

43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina, 63-50; Hoosiers' future Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas is named Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Ronald Reagan is Shot

US President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, three others are also wounded


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
1981 Highlights

About March 30, 1981

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries