On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1961

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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? 58 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius