Gaston Chevrolet... Died ... He was the younger brother of famous automobile designer and racer Louis Chevrolet. He was killed during a race at the Los Angeles Speedway board track in Beverly Hills, CA.
Joe Gibbs... Born ... The former NFL football coach and owner of a NASCAR stock car team.
Ron Shuman won the Turkey Night Grand Prix USAC Midget race over Jeff Heywood, Hank Butcher, Ken Nichols and Stan Fox at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena, CA.
Billy Vukovich III... Died ... He was a three-time starter of the Indianapolis 500. The grandson of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bill Vukovich and the son of Bill Vukovich II, Vukovich III was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Billy was killed in a sprint car race at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, CA, in 1990. His grandfather was killed while leading the 1955 Indianapolis 500.