Arthur MacDonald of Great Britain set a new land speed record of 149.875 miles per hour at Daytona Beach. Florida.
Lou Johnson... Born ... Eastern stock, and sprint car driver. Two time URC Sprint Car Champion ( 1955 & 1959 )
Buddy Baker ... Born ... NASCAR driver and the son of two time winner of the NASCAR Championship and a Hall of Fame member Buck Baker. Buddy retired from racing in 1992. He was an inductee in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1997 and was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.
Parnelli Jones won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Ascot Park, Gardena, CA.
Tommy Mc Andrew wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Jaques Lazier... Born ... Indy Racing League driver and is the younger brother of 1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier and son of former Indy racer Bob Lazier. He raced in 7 Indy 500's with a best finish of 13th in year 2000.
Eddie Cheever wins the IRL Indy 200 race at Florida's Walt Disney Orlando Speedway.