30 March It Happened Today
1840 Death of the Regency dandy Beau Brummell.
1842 Ether is used for the first time as an anaesthetic.
1853 Birth of Vincent Van Gogh.
1937 Birth of American actor Warren Beatty.
1986 Death of legendary American actor James Cagney.
2004 Death of journalist Alistair Cooke.