On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador

Famous Deaths

  • Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman & winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 53