On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1964

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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.


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 - "Roll To Me"), 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 stage and screen actor (The Egg and I; Ma and Pa Kettle films), 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? 56 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius