Category Archives: Vietnam War

Massive anti-Vietnam war protests held in New York and San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 15 1967)


Video: 'Peace March. Thousands Oppose Vietnam War, April 18, 1967 (Universal Newsreel)'

(Saturday, April 15, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — An estimated 100,000 to 125,000 anti-war demonstrators marched through the streets of Manhattan today and then massed in front of the United Nations building to hear U.S. policy in Vietnam denounced in speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmichael and Dr. Benjamin Spock. Continue reading Massive anti-Vietnam war protests held in New York and San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 15 1967)

King denounces Vietnam War at Riverside Church 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1967)


Video: 'Eyes On The Prize - (Part 10) The Promised Land 1967–1968' (Apr. 4, 1967, at 5:17)

(Tuesday, April 4, 1967, evening EST; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. denounced the war in Vietnam tonight, delivering “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” one of his most dramatic and controversial speeches, before 3,000 people at Riverside Church in New York City. Continue reading King denounces Vietnam War at Riverside Church 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 4 1967)

Clergymen ask President Johnson to halt bombing in Vietnam 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1967)


Video: 'Vietnam A Television History 10, Homefront 1' (Jan. 31, 1967, at 4:59)

(Tuesday, January 31, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Protestant, Catholic and Jewish clergymen from all parts of the nation appealed to President Lyndon Johnson today to halt the bombing of North Vietnam as part of a “fresh initiative”‘ for peace negotiations.

The appeal was contained in an interfaith statement delivered to the President’s office while upwards of 2,000 ministers, priests and rabbis conducted a silent prayer vigil on the sidewalk in front of the White House.

Johnson requests tax surcharge for Vietnam War, poverty programs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 10 1967)


Video: 'President Lyndon B. Johnson's 1967 State of the Union Address, 1/10/67. MP588.'

(Tuesday, January 10, 1967, 9:33 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, tonight asked Congress to impose “a surcharge of 6 percent on both corporate and individual income taxes” to help pay for his “Great Society” anti-poverty programs as well as the war in Vietnam. Continue reading Johnson requests tax surcharge for Vietnam War, poverty programs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 10 1967)

Americans launch Operation Cedar Falls to eradicate Vietnam’s ‘Iron Triangle’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1967)


Video: '1983-Vietnam - A Television History - P.5 America Takes Charge (1965-1967)' (Operation Cedar Falls at 20:34-24:59)

(Sunday, January 8, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War)Operation Cedar Falls began today as 30,000 American troops, the largest number of U.S. forces committed to battle in the Vietnam War up to that time, began to drive the Viet Cong out of the “Iron Triangle” region in South Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province. Continue reading Americans launch Operation Cedar Falls to eradicate Vietnam’s ‘Iron Triangle’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1967)

U.S. Marines land In Mekong Delta 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 6 1967)


Video: 'Scenes From Deckhouse Five: Marines & USS Iwo Jima Vietnam War'

(Friday, January 6, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops today launched Operation Deckhouse Five, an offensive in the Mekong River delta.

The 10-day operation reportedly claimed the lives of 21 Viet Cong fighters along with seven Americans.

‘A miasma of trouble hangs over everything,’ writes Lady Bird Johnson 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 5 1967)


Video: 'PRESIDENTS LBJ Part 2' (Jan. 5, 1967, at 1:08:30)

(Thursday, January 5, 1967; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — With the Vietnam War dragging on with no end in sight, First Lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, wrote today in her diary, “A miasma of trouble hangs over everything.” Continue reading ‘A miasma of trouble hangs over everything,’ writes Lady Bird Johnson 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 5 1967)

Vietnam War escalates with first U.S. air strikes near Hanoi and Haiphong 50 years ago #OTD this hour (Dec 13 1966)


'Vietnam: A Television History - America's Enemy [5/11]' (Dec. 13-14, 1966, at 33:29)

(Tuesday, December 13, 1966; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War)Operation Marigold, a secret attempt to reach a compromise solution to the Vietnam War, began to collapse today when U.S. President Lyndon Johnson resumed air strikes on Hanoi that continued into the next day. Continue reading Vietnam War escalates with first U.S. air strikes near Hanoi and Haiphong 50 years ago #OTD this hour (Dec 13 1966)