What Happened on December 6, 1961

Historical Events

Heisman Trophy

27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) (1st African American to win)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies), born in Burlington, Massachusetts
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), dies of leukemia at 36
1961 Highlights

About December 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
  • UK #1 Song: Tower Of Strength - Frankie Vaughan