On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1959

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

  • WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Ellis, convicted child abuser
  • Sabine Meyer, German clarinetist

Famous Deaths

  • Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
1959 Highlights

About March 30, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries