This Day in History

Oct. 28, 1964: U.S. Officials Deny Bombing North Vietnam

Time Periods: 1961
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements

Julian Bond with comic book he wrote in the 1960s to teach the truth about the U.S. history in Vietnam. Photo by Ron Carver.

On Oct 28, 1964, U.S. officials denied any involvement in the bombing of North Vietnam.

This was one of many lies told by the U.S. government throughout the decades long war.

The North Vietnamese reports of the bombing were shared in the United States by activists in the Civil Rights Movement and returning soldiers in popular education resources such as:

Sample page from “Vietnam: An Antiwar Comic Book” by Julian Bond.

Find resources to teach about the Vietnam War below.