Gene Hartley... Born ... He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series. He ran at Indy but without much success in 10 races entered. His best finish was 10th in 1957. Hartley was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1985.
Jimmy Bryan... Born ... He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1952-1960 seasons with 72 starts, including each year's Indianapolis 500 race. Bryan won the 1958 Indianapolis 500 and the 1954(AAA), 1956 and 1957(USAC) National Championship.
Len Duncan wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Bob McLean won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.
Burt Foland won the 40 lap USAC Midget race at the Rivergrade Speedway, Irwindale, CA.
Don White , in the Ray Nichels # 1, won the 250 mile USAC Stock Car race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix, AZ.
Doug Craig wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Larry Dickson , driving the Dave Tyler # 59, won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.
Jack Bertling wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Stevie Reeves , driving the Ralph Potter # 6, won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN.
Sabino "Sab" Venezia... Died ... He was a URC Sprint Car owner champion in 1963 and 1969. Sab and his brother Ralph owned Sprint Cars with 27 as their signature number. In 1963, Jim Maguire drove the Venezia Brothers Special to the URC championship and in 1969 Earl Halaquist won the URC championship in the Venezia car.
Rodney Wing won the third night of the 11th annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals Championship Stock Car race at the East Bay Raceway Park, Tampa, FL. Roger Crouse was second followed by Rick Aukland, Stanley Donahoo and Brady Short.
Scott Bloomquist won the first night of the Super Bowl VI Late Model feature race at the Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, GA. Jonathan Davenport finished second followed by Austin Hubbard, Brad Neat and Randy Weaver.