On This Day

What Happened in November 1964

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda attempts an AFL record 68 passes (37 completions) in 24-10 loss v Buffalo Bills at War Memorial Stadium
  • Nov 1 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson passes for 435 yards and 6 TDs in 49-39 win over Denver Broncos at Municipal Stadium
  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

Sports History

Nov 1 Cleveland running back Jim Brown runs for 149 yards in Browns' 30-17 win at Pittsburgh to become the first NFL player to exceed 10,000 yards career rushing

Historic Event

Nov 2 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

  • Nov 2 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright

Election of Interest

Nov 3 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected President of the United States in a landslide, with Hubert Humphrey as his vice president, defeating Republican candidate Barry Goldwater

  • Nov 3 Philadelphia voters narrowly approve $25 million to build a new multi-purpose stadium that would become Veterans Stadium, home to MLB Phillies and NFL Eagles
  • Nov 3 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote
  • Nov 5 US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned
  • Nov 6 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • Nov 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • Nov 8 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 9 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances

Election of Interest

Nov 9 Eisaku Satō becomes Prime Minister of Japan after Hayato Ikeda resigns due to ill health

  • Nov 10 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • Nov 10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • Nov 11 Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Jean becomes Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Nov 12 Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH
  • Nov 13 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

Historic Event

Nov 13 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

  • Nov 14 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances
  • Nov 14 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • Nov 14 "Oliver!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 774 performances

NHL Record

Nov 14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

  • Nov 15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV
  • Nov 15 KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

Nov 15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas

  • Nov 15 Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
  • Nov 16 Radio CJCX Sydney Nova Scotia (Canada) starts shortwave transmission
  • Nov 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 17 British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa

Sports History

Nov 18 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP

Historic Event

Nov 18 J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King Jr. as a "most notorious liar"

Music History

Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow

  • Nov 21 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • Nov 21 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 21 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • Nov 21 Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world's longest
  • Nov 22 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 23 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • Nov 23 Beatles release single "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • Nov 24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Nov 24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • Nov 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
  • Nov 26 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24; BC's Bill Munsey scores 2 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter, one on offence and another on defence
  • Nov 28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Nov 28 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • Nov 28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • Nov 29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • Nov 30 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, Sri Lankan cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; best 5-44 1986), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 1 Daran Norris, American voice actor (The Fairly Odd Parents), born in Ferndale, Washington
  • Nov 1 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter ("Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover"), born in New York, New York
  • Nov 2 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1994, 97-98; Super Bowl 1992-93, Dallas Cowboys), born in Pacifica, California
  • Nov 2 Michael D'Asaro II, American fencer-sabre, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 2 Britta Lejon, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Järfälla Municipality, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Bryan Young, New Zealand cricket batsman (35 Tests, top score 267; 74 ODIs), born in Whangarei, Northland
  • Nov 6 Erik Kramer [William Erik Kramer], American former NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Encino, California
  • Nov 6 Kerry Conran, American filmmaker (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 6 Corey Glover, American rock guitarist and singer (Living Colour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 6 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 7 Dana Plato, American actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes), born in Maywood, California (d. 1999)
  • Nov 7 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 7 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 8 Chuck Cecil, American NFL safety (Houston Oilers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • Nov 9 John Joseph Thomas, American actor (Young Dan'l Boone), born in Arcadia, California
  • Nov 9 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 9 Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 10 Jushin Liger [Keiichi Yamada], Japanese professional wrestler (WCW/NJPW), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Nov 10 Keith Lockhart, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
  • Nov 10 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Nov 10 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
  • Nov 11 Philip McKeon, American actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High), born in Westbury, New York
  • Nov 11 Roberto Hernandez, Puerto Rican pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Santurce Puerto Rico
  • Nov 11 Calista Flockhart, American actress (Ally McBeal), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Anabel Alonso, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barakaldo, Spain
  • Nov 12 Erik Howard, American NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Nov 12 Gerald Perry, American NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Nov 12 Jakob Hlasek, Swiss tennis player (French Open doubles 1992, Hopman Cup 1992), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Nov 12 Dave Ellefson, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth), born in Jackson, Minnesota
  • Nov 12 Michael Kremer, American economist (2019 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in New York City
  • Nov 12 Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2009)
  • Nov 13 Ronald Agenor, Rabat Morocco, tennis player (1989 French quarters)
  • Nov 14 Andrew Banfield, British pop and R&B singer (The Pasadenas - "Riding On A Train"; "I'm Doing Fine Now"), born in London, England
  • Nov 14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 14 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Nov 14 Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • Nov 14 Patrick Warburton, American actor (Seinfeld; The Civilization of Maxwell Bright; The Tick), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Dwight Gooden

Nov 16 Dwight Gooden, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All-Star; NL Cy Young Award, Triple Crown 1985 NY Mets; no-hitter 1996 NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida

  • Nov 16 Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Nov 16 Harry J. Lennix, American actor
  • Nov 16 Maeve Quinlan, American actress
  • Nov 16 Monica Bandini, Italian racing cyclist (World C'ship gold women's team time trial 1988), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Nov 17 Marina Tcherkasova, American pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Nov 17 Michelle Knox-Zaloom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Nov 17 Ralph Garman, American actor (The Joe Schmo Show), and radio personality, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Seth Joyner, American NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Spring Valley, New York
  • Nov 19 Irina Laricheva, Russian trap shooter (World C'ships x 6 gold individual, team, double trap), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Nov 20 John Maclean, Canadian NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • Nov 20 Ned Vaughn, American actor (The Rescuer), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Nov 21 Marjorie Judith Vincent, Miss America (1991), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Nov 21 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Everett, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Nov 21 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • Nov 22 Akram Raza, cricketer (Pakistani off-spin all-rounder)
  • Nov 22 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 22 David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 22 Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nov 22 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Faternity Vacation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 22 Robbie Slater, Australian soccer midfielder (44 caps; Blackburn Rovers, West Ham, Southampton, Northern Spirit) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Ormskirk, England
  • Nov 23 Boyd Kestner, American actor (Outsiders), born in Virginia
  • Nov 23 Jose Gonzales, baseball MLB player, born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 23 Kapila Wijegunewardene, Sri Lankan cricketer (fast-medium bowler), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 23 Frank Rutherford, Bahamian athlete
  • Nov 23 Dan Snyder, American NFL team owner (Washington Football Team), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Nov 24 Garret Dillahunt, American actor
  • Nov 24 Brad Sherwood, American comedian
  • Nov 24 Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • Nov 25 Dan Saleaumua, Samoan-American NFL defensive tackle, 1988-97 (Detroit Lions; Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 25 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze, 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Nov 25 Mark Lanegan, American grunge-rock singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees; Queens of the Stone Age), born in Ellensburg, Washington (d. 2022)
  • Nov 26 Al Smith, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1991, 92; All-Pro 1992; Houston Oilers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 26 Jeff Jaeger, American NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Nov 26 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988, 94), born in Elm, Switzerland
  • Nov 27 David Giles, Australian sailor (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)

Robin Givens

Nov 27 Robin Givens, American model and actress (Darlene-Head of the Class) who married and divorced Mike Tyson, born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 28 Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)
  • Nov 28 John Burkett, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, NL wins leader 1993 SF Giants; All Star 2001 Atlanta Braves), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 28 Jesse Cook, French Canadian jazz-flamenco guitarist (Free Fall), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 29 Don Cheadle, American actor (Boogie Nights, Ocean's Trilogy), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 29 Kris Kamm, American actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 29 Cork Graham [Frederick Graham], American journalist, actor and author, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nov 30 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Nov 30 Michael Cudlitz, American actor

Famous Weddings

Ellen Burstyn

Nov 12 Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn weds actor Neil Nephew

Roberto Clemente

Nov 14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

José Ferrer

Nov 22 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Henry "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate coach (University of Pittsburgh, 1922-53: 367–248 [.597]), originated figure 8 play, dies at 70
  • Nov 3 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 5 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • Nov 5 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, dies at 85
  • Nov 5 (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), dies at 47
  • Nov 6 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (1951 Tour de France, dies at 39
  • Nov 10 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 11 Edward Steuermann, Austrian American composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 11 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Hendrik Gerrit Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 60
  • Nov 16 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 16 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • Nov 16 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • Nov 20 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, dies at 73
  • Nov 24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • Nov 25 Clarence Kolb, American actor (My Little Margie - "Mr. Honeywell"), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Charles Meredith, American actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • Nov 29 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64