Nationwide panic occured on this day in 1938
and it never should have happened.
Tuesday, October 30th, the 304th day of 2012
Today is Create a Great Funeral Day. It’s more fun when you do it in advance
1938: Actor Orson Welles stirred a national panic with his radio drama “The War of the Worlds.” Listeners believed the “simulated” news bulletins in the drama were real and that Grovers Mill, New Jersey, actually was being invaded by men from Mars.
1974: Muhammad Ali regained the world boxing title by knocking out heavyweight champ George Foreman in Zaire. Twenty years later Foreman won the title again.
1995: Among others David Bowie, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Pete Seeger, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Also inducted that year: The Shirelles.