What Happened on February 27th, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 8th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (160.927 MPH)
  • Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Howard, US baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Donal Logue, Canadian actor
  • Gregg Rainwater, actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders)
  • Pete Smith, US baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)

Famous Deaths

  • Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81