December 1964 in History

Events in History


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Dec 1 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dec 2 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Dec 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • Dec 5 Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.
  • Dec 6 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
  • Dec 6 President Segni of Italy resigns

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Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dec 11 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Dec 13 In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Dec 14 Michael Brown meets Rene Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Rene"
  • Dec 15 1st time 4 people in space
  • Dec 15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • Dec 22 First flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71, reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
  • Dec 23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • Dec 26 Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim
  • Dec 28 Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
  • Dec 28 Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins

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Dec 30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Dec 31 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
  • Dec 31 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 10 Bobby Flay, American celebrity chef and restaurateur
  • Dec 11 John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
  • Dec 26 Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • Dec 31 Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • Dec 3 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • Dec 6 Consuelo Vanderbilt (b. 1877)
  • Dec 9 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • Dec 21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Ólafur Thors, Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1892)