The Baylor Bears play the Haskell Fighting Indians from the Haskell Institute, a Native American school located in Lawrence, Kansas. Haskell defeats Baylor, 21 to 20, in front of 4,200 fans at Schwab Field. The Haskell team features John Levi, now enshrined in the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The Baylor squad features Wesley Bradshaw at quarterback, now enshrined in the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. From the 1900s to the 1930s, Haskell’s football program was referred to as the “Powerhouse of the West,” playing teams from Harvard, Yale, Brown, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is first broadcast, at 6:30 on CBS (KENS Channel 5).
Mrs. Steve Nava, of 218 Wingate Street, becomes the first patient directly admitted to the new $17.5 million Bexar County Hospital (now University Hospital).