On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1964

Day of the Week: Friday

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)
  • 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