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LBJ defeats Goldwater in landslide to win White House term in his own right 50 years ago today (Nov 3 1964)


Video: '1964 - Edward Kennedy's plane crash & Presidential Election Day' (Nov. 3, 1964, at 0:47)

(Tuesday, November 3, 1964, during the 1964 presidential campaign) — Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who had come to office less than a year earlier following the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, was elected today to a full term, soundly defeating Republican challenger Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona (click here to watch a newsreel from this day; click here to watch American Experience: LBJ at 1:46:40). Continue reading LBJ defeats Goldwater in landslide to win White House term in his own right 50 years ago today (Nov 3 1964)