Fonty Flock ... Born ... NASCAR great and one of the central figures in the formative days of NASCAR. He was the brother of NASCAR pioneers Tim Flock and Bob Flock, and the second female NASCAR driver Ethel Mobley. The four raced at the July 10, 1949 race at the Daytona Beach Road Course, which was the first event to feature a brother and a sister, and the only NASCAR event to feature four siblings. Ethel beat Fonty and Bob by finishing in eleventh.
Bennett Hill won the 250 mile AAA Championship race on the 1.25 mile high banked board track Culver City Speedway in Culver City, California. Hill averaged 131.29 mph at the wheel of a Miller.
Billy Shuman... Born ... West coast Super-Modified and Sprint car driver from the 1960's and 70's. Older brother of Ron Shuman.
Ted Horn , driving the Ted Horn #1, won the 20-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1 mile dirt Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, GA.
Ayrton Senna... Born ... Three time F1 World Champion.
Bob McLean and Ray Elliot each won the 50 lap USAC Midget races at the Chicago Ampitheater, Chicago, IL.
Roger McCluskey won the 50 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Erwin Bergdoll... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
Kenny Brack... Born ... A race car driver from Sweden. Until his retirement from racing, he competed in the CART, Indy Racing League and the IROC series. He is the winner of the 1999 Indianapolis 500 and the 1998 driving champion of the Indy Racing League.
Mario Andretti jumps into the Ferrari 512S of Ignazio Giunti/Nino Vaccarella and drives it to a 23.8 second victory over the Porsche 908 of Peter Revson and film star Steve McQueen in the 12 Hours of Sebring, at Sebring, Florida.
David Pearson wins the Atlanta 500 over Benny Parsons at the Atlanta Motor Speedway , Atlanta, GA.
Darrell Waltrip wins the Coca-Cola 500 over Richard Petty at the Atlanta Motor Speedway , Atlanta, GA.
Jeff Heywood won the USAC Midget race at the Baylands Raceway Park, Fremont, CA. Stan Fox was second followed by Hank Butcher, Ken Nichols and Kevin Olson.