This Happened - March 30: Reagan Is Shot
March 30, 2023
U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot on this day in 1981, while leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
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Who shot Ronald Reagan?
John Hinckley Jr. shot Ronald Reagan, along with three other people, in an assassination attempt aiming to impress the actress Jodie Foster.
How serious were Ronald Reagan's injuries?
Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest and suffered a punctured lung, and was forced to undergo emergency surgery. The President ultimately recovered, but the incident left him in the hospital for several weeks.