Daily Archives: April 30, 2016

Former U.S. Vice President Alben W. Barkley dies 60 years ago this hour (Apr 30 1956)


Video: 'Vice President Alben W. Barkley's Last Words'

(Monday, April 30, 1956, 5:15 p.m. EST)Alben W. Barkley, the 35th Vice President of the United States (1949-1953, under President Harry S. Truman), died today of a heart attack today while addressing a student political convention at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was 78 (click here to watch Barkley’s final speech and the ambulance that took him away for treatment).

Bruce Springsteen jumps fence at Graceland 40 years ago this hour (Apr 30 1976)


Video: 'Bruce Springsteen Breaks Into Elvis' Graceland Home - Apr 29 - Today In Music'

(Friday, April 30, 1976, 3:00 a.m. CDT) — While in Memphis on tour, singer Bruce Springsteen paid a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home this morning, climbing over the wall and running to the front door. Continue reading Bruce Springsteen jumps fence at Graceland 40 years ago this hour (Apr 30 1976)