March 30 in Pop Culture History

30March 30 in Pop Culture History
1842 – Ether anesthesia was used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon, Dr. Crawford Long.

1867 – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million (‘Seward’s Folly’), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1910 – The Mississippi Legislature founded the University of Southern Mississippi.

1939 – Detective Comics #27 was released, introducing Batman.

1957 – #1 Hit March 30, 1957 – April 5, 1957: Buddy KnoxParty Doll

1963 – #1 Hit March 30, 1963 – April 26, 1963: The ChiffonsHe’s So Fine

1964 – Jeopardy!, hosted by Art Fleming, debuted.

1966 – The special Color Me Barbra, with Barbra Streisand, aired on CBS.

1974 – #1 Hit March 30, 1974 – April 5, 1974: John DenverSunshine on My Shoulders

1981 – President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr. He later told his wife, Nancy, ”Honey, I forgot to duck.”

1985 – March 30, 1985 – April 12, 1985: Phil CollinsOne More Night

1990 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released in theaters

1990 – In Belgium, several UFOs were seen on radar and were chased by two Belgian Air Force F-16’s.

1991 – #1 Hit March 30, 1991 – April 12, 1991: Gloria EstefanComing Out Of The Dark.

2001 – Spy Kids debuted in theaters,

2001 – The Fairly Odd Parents and Invader Zim premiered on Nickelodeon.

2007 – Blades of Glory debuted in theaters.

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