On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1959

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 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? 61 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries