On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO

Famous Birthdays

  • Dana [Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein] Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England
  • Lene Lovich, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Lucky Number), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • Liza Frulla, Quebec politician
  • Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • Sue Cook, British broadcaster

Famous Deaths

  • Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies at 40
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64