Joe Caccia... Born ... AAA driver, died in 1931 Indy 500 practice
Peter Kreis... Born ... AAA driver from the 1920's & 30's
Red Amick... Born ... USAC driver
Don Nordhorn ... Born ... USAC driver
Allen Heath won the AAA Midget race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena, CA .
Johnnie Tolan won the 100 mile USAC Midget race at the Riverside International Speedway, Riverside, CA.
CAMRA, the Canadian American Modified Racing Association, is formed in a meeting held in Spokane, Washington . The association's goal is to standardize modified rules among the racing clubs in the Pacific Northwest. Bill Crow named CAMRA's first president
Joe Weatherly... Died ... NASCAR driver. He died from head injuries sustained in a racing accident at the fifth race of the 1964 season at Riverside International Raceway. His head went outside the car and struck a retaining wall. Weatherly's death would light the fire under NASCAR to mandate the window net, which was mandated in 1971. Window nets are used in most stockcar racing series to this day.
Ray Harroun ... Died ... The winner of the first Indianapolis 500
Bobby Allison dominated the Western 500 NASCAR Grand National race at Riverside International Raceway. Allison led all but 18 of the 191 laps in Roger Penske's AMC Matador to take the win 22.6 seconds ahead of David Pearson in the Wood Brothers Mercury. Cecil Gordon was third, seven laps down. Time of the race on the 2.62 mile road course was 5 hours, 4 minutes, 25 seconds. Richard Petty challenged Allison until sliding up into the turn 9 wall on the 33rd lap. After repairs, Petty returned and finished 7th. The current Winston Cup point system was first used in this race. Only 12 GN regulars showed up for the race, with the Junior Johnson team with driver Cale Yarborough the most notable of those missing.
Gary Bettenhausen, driving the Howard Linne # 93, won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.