On This Day

November 1964 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

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Nov 2 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected President of the United States in a landslide, defeating Republican candidate Barry Goldwater

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 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 8 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
  • Nov 9 Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
  • 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

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Nov 13 Pope Paul VI gives tiara to poor

Pope Paul VI
Pope
Paul VI
  • 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

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

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 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 24 Rebellion ends in Zaire
  • Nov 28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Nov 28 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
  • Nov 29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • Nov 30 USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned

Birthdays in History

  • 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 7 Gill Holland, Norwegian-American producer (Hurricane Streets), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 12 Michael Kremer, American economist, 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Nov 14 Bill Hemmer, American television news reporter
  • Nov 21 Liza Tarbuck, British entertainer
  • Nov 27 Robin Simone Givens, [Mrs Mike Tyson] (Darlene-Head of the Class), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante's Guide to Life)

Deaths in History

  • 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 6 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • Nov 11 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 60
  • Nov 24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 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