On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1966

Historical Events

CarDaytona 500

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

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • 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
  • 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

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
1966 Highlights

About February 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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