On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1961

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)

Famous Deaths

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