March 30 Events in History - March 30 Birthdays - March 30 Deaths
2015 Former General Muhammadu Buhari defeats incumbent Goodluck Jonathan to become the new President of Nigeria; Buhari won by over 2.5 million votes
2014 Slovakia sets a new precedent by electing Andrej Kiska, a millionaire, as president; Mr. Kiska is the first president without ties to the Communist party to be elected since 1993, when the country was formed out of the breakup of Czechoslovakia
2014 Oscar-winning film 'Frozen' beats 'Toy Story 3' over the weekend to become the highest-earning animated movie in history
2013 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of Kenya's Presidential election by the Supreme Court of Kenya
2013 Northwest Africa 7325, a green meteorite found in Morocco, 2012, may have originated on planet Mercury; if scientists are correct, this will be the first known meteorite from Mercury
2012 VISA and MasterCard warn banks that a security breach has compromised over 10 million credit card numbers
2012 Evidence of citrus greening, a disease that has killed millions of citrus trees in Brazil and Florida, is found in a residential area of Los Angeles County, California
2011 Peruvians reclaimed 45,000 Inca artefacts taken by Yale University from Machu Picchu over a hundred years ago, finally successful in their campaign to return of 'the dignity and pride of Peru'
2011 After 300 years in Sweden, the oldest copy of Codex Holmiensis, dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark
2010 8 Indian vessels are hijacked and 120 sailors are abducted by Somali pirates and off the cost of Kismayo
1998 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio
1997 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59
1997 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1997 Southwestern Bell Dominion Senior Golf
1997 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
1996 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs New Zealand at Port-Of-Spain
1996 New York Mets beats New York Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
1996 Prince Edward and girl-friend Sophie visited Graystoke Castle
1995 "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City for 204 performances
1994 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
1994 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1994 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
1993 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 40 performances
1993 French government of Balladur forms
1993 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
1993 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain," premieres in New York City
1993 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
1993 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
1992 64th Academy Awards - "Silence of Lamb," A Hopkins and Jodie Foster win
1992 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
1992 Man accidentally backs in A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
1992 P J Patterson, resigns as 6th Prime Minister of Jamaica
1992 WNSR-FM (105.1) changes callsign to WMXV-FM (New York City)
1991 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 36 performances
1991 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yankees-Orioles)
1991 Last issue of Dutch Newspaper "Vroe Folk" (Free People)
1991 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
1991 PBA National Championship Won by Mike Miller
1990 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
1988 2nd Soul Train Music Awards
1988 Tamil Nadu beat Railways by inns and 144 to win Ranji Trophy
1987 59th Academy Awards - "Platoon," Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin win
1987 Vincent van Goghs "Sunflowers" sells for record 22.5M pounds ($39.7 million)
1986 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 198 performances
1986 5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern California 97-81
1984 U.S. ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
1983 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
1982 John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God," premieres in New York City
1981 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
1981 President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III
1980 Mark Medoff's "Children of a Lesser God," premieres in New York City
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1978 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 21 performances
1976 Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1975 Ron Lalonde scores the 1st hat trick by a Washington Capital
1973 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
1972 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 156 performances
1972 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1972 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 900 performances
1970 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
1970 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
1970 Strouse, Adams, Comden and Green's musical "Applause," premieres in New York City
1970 U.S.S.R. wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Port Malabar Golf Invitational
1968 General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia
1967 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's" is photographed
1966 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
1964 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1961 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600' (51,690 m)
1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1955 27th Academy Awards - "On the Waterfront," Brando and Grace Kelly win
1954 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers vs. England at Kingston
1953 Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1952 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter and King and I win
1952 Patty Berg wins LPGA New Orleans Women's Golf Open
1950 Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey
1946 "St. Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 113 performances
1946 Australia beats New Zealand in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
1946 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 and 3-19)
1945 289 anti-fascists murdered by nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund
1945 U.S.S.R. invades Austria during WW II
1944 781 British bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: University of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
1943 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," premieres in New York City
1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
1942 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
1941 German counter offensive in North-Africa
1940 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
1935 Newfoundland changes time to 3 hours W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic
1930 Babberich-H soccer team forms
1925 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1925 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
1923 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates
1922 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
1922 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
1919 Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf
1919 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1919 Paul Claudel's "Tate d'Or," premieres in Paris
1918 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1916 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
1912 French protectorate in Morocco established
1911 Lotschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 m) completed
1909 Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens
1900 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge
1893 Thomas F. Bayard becomes 1st U.S. ambassador in Great Britain
1889 John T. Reid opens 1st U.S. golf course in Yonkers, New York
1870 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race
1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union
1867 U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000
1866 Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride), premieres
1865 Battle at 5 Forks Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
1863 Danish prince Wilhelm Georg of Sleeswok-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg chosen as king George of Greece
1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman
1856 Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1842 Ether was used as an anaesthetic for 1st time by Dr. Crawford Long
1822 Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory
1814 Britain and allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
1778 Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
1603 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
1533 Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon
1533 Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury
1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1474 Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
1456 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege
1422 Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1282 Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force
988 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
804 Liudger becomes 1st bishop of Munster