On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1964

Historical Events

  • US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned

Famous Deaths

  • (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), dies at 47
  • Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, dies at 57
  • Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, dies at 85
1964 Highlights

About November 5, 1964

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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