On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1964

Historical Events

  • Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War for successfully repelling a large Viet Cong attack

Famous Birthdays

  • Pablo Morales, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
1964 Highlights

About December 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius