On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 2008

Historical Events

World Record

David Blaine sets a new Guinness World Record for holding his breath underwater for 17 minutes 4-1/2 seconds on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Magician and Illusionist David Blaine
Magician and Illusionist
David Blaine
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey

Film & TV History

Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum

Historic Event

Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia, were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon

Famous Deaths

  • John Cargher, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1919)
2008 Highlights

About April 30, 2008

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus