On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1964

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Time" magazine calls Susan Sontag "one of Manhattan's brightest intellectuals" in a review of her groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp"

Author Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cosy Sheridan, American singer (The Pomegranate Seed), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Dave Gagner, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
  • Dave Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenĂ©t Ramsey case
  • Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri), born in Glasgow
  • Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian (A New Comic is Born), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Thomas Howard, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • Sam Cooke, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), shot to death at 33
1964 Highlights

About December 11, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius