On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 3rd Daytona 500: Marvin Panch wins in a 1960 Pontiac owned by Smokey Yunick when race leader Fireball Roberts' car suffered a blown engine with 13 laps remaining

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51