Events in History in December 1964

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Dec 1 Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to J. Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign

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.

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Dec 2 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Dec 3 Police arrests 800 sit-in students at University of California at Berkeley
  • Dec 5 Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the Vietnam War for successfully repelling a large Viet Cong attack
  • Dec 6 "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV
  • Dec 6 President Antonio Segni of Italy resigns

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dec 11 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.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara

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Dec 13 In El Paso, Texas, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Dec 14 Michael Brown meets Renee Fladen, then writes "Walk Away Renee"
  • Dec 15 1st time 4 people in space
  • Dec 15 Canada's House of Commons votes 163 to 78 to approve the red Maple Leaf Flag
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Levi Eshkol forms 12th Israeli government
  • Dec 22 First flight of the US aircraft Lockheed SR-71, reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
  • Dec 23 India & Ceylon hit by cyclone, about 4,850 killed
  • Dec 26 Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley claim last victim
  • Dec 28 Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
  • Dec 28 Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins

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Dec 30 Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Dec 31 Donald Campbell (UK) sets world water speed record (276.33 mph)
  • Dec 31 Indonesia proclaims expelled from the UN