What Happened on April 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • New York World's Fair opens
  • Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen Taafe Zwilich, (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Dutch Princess Margriet