What Happened on February 27, 1966

Historical Events

Daytona 500

8th Daytona 500: Polesitter Richard Petty comes from 2 laps down to win the event after 198 laps were completed because of rain

  • Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler and Bernard Ford of great Britain
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova and Protopopov of the Soviet Union

Sports History

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US

  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer of Austria
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • Donal Logue, Canadian actor, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Gregg Rainwater, American actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets), born in Abington, Massachusetts
Born in 1966

About February 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • UK #1 Song: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra