November 1964

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November 21, 1964: Verrazano Narrows Bridge now open
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November 28 and 30, 1964: Mariner 4 and Zond 2 race to Mars
November 3, 1964: Lyndon Johnson wins 44 of 50 states in U.S. presidential election

The following events occurred in November 1964:

November 1, 1964 (Sunday)

Swing into books, Book week, November 1-7, 1964
  • Book week, November 1-7
  • Viet Cong infiltrators staged a mortar attack on Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam, destroying five U.S. Air Force B-57 Canberra bombers, a U.S. Air Force HH-43F helicopter, and four Republic of Vietnam Air Force A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft, and damaging 15 B-57 bombers and some HH-43F helicopters. Five servicemen were killed and 72 wounded.[1] The attack happened shortly after midnight Indochina Time (after 1700 hrs 10/31 UTC, or after 12 noon 10/31 in Washington).[2]
  • The Studebaker Corporation announced a bankruptcy settlement of its debts owned on its retirement pension plans. Although people who were already drawing full benefits would continue to do so, and workers who had at least 10 years of service and were at least 60 years old got full payment, all other participants got little or nothing. Lump sums representing about 15% of accrued benefits were paid to 4,080 participants, who got between $200 to $1,600 if they had 10 years service and were between 40 and 59 years old. The 2,900 remaining employees who were less than 40 or who had less than 10 years got nothing back from their plan contributions.[3]
  • Born: Daran Norris, American voice actor best known for The Fairly OddParents, where he portrayed both the father (Mr. Turner) and the fairy godfather (Cosmo); as Daran Morrison Nordlund in Ferndale, Washington
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français: Novembre 1964
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