Ngo Dinh Diem
President of the Republic of Vietnam (1901-1963)
Ngo Dinh Diem or Ngô Đình Diệm (/djɛm/ or /ziːm/; 3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was the first President of South Vietnam.
Ngô Đình Diệm
|President of the Republic of Vietnam|
26 October 1955 – 2 November 1963
|Succeeded by||Dương Văn Minh|
|Born||3 January 1901|
Huế, French Indochina
|Died||2 November 1963 (aged 62)|
Saigon, South Vietnam
|Political party||Front of National Salvation|
Unlike most people in Vietnam, he was a Catholic. After he kept favoring people of his religion, he was overthrown and killed on 2 November 1963 by the South Việtnamese army during the Buddhist crisis. The army then set up a military dictatorship.
- ↑ British Pathé – "New York Hails Vietnam's President Diem (1957)"
- ↑ HALL, M. Clement (28 October 2009). VIET NAM 1963 Memoirs of a Civil Surgeon. Lulu.com. ISBN 9780557141838 – via Google Books.
- JFK and the Diệm Coup - Provided by the National Security Archive.
- Diệm Biography Archived 2007-04-02 at the Wayback Machine From Spartacus Educational
- Photos of Diệm's family Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine