What Happened on March 30

Historical Events

  • 1870 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
  • 1959 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India
  • 1972 Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
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Mar 30 in Film & TV

  • 1981 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

Mar 30 in Music

  • 1970 Columbia Records releases jazz artist Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew"; it becomes his highest charting title, wins a Grammy, and earns him his 1st gold record

Mar 30 in Sport

  • 1990 Jack Nicklaus makes his debut on the Senior PGA Tour with a 71 (-1) in the first round of The Tradition at Desert Mountain; wins the event by 4 strokes from Gary Player

Did You Know?

Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" sells for a record 22.5 million pounds ($39.7 million)

On March 30, 1987

Would You Believe?

World's most valuable tip - New York police detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million

On March 30, 1984

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • 1946 Ameican actress and singer Doris Day (23) weds American jazz saxophonist George Weidler (20); divorce in 1949
  • 1997 American rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • 2016 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell and marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell divorce after 3 years of marriage

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