On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

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)