Sunday, August 6, 2017

This Day in 1989: October 5, 1989, Dalai Lama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On October 5, 1989, Norway Nobel Prize Committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize of the year was being awarded to the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), honoring his efforts in advocating "peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect" in the Tibet struggle.

In March, 1989, riots and martial law broke out in Tibet. However, it is generally understood that the award was largely influenced by the 1989 student protest and Tiananmen massacre.

Days of 1989

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