On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins his first and only NASCAR Grand National event; only time driver born outside the US has ever won the Great American Race

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Currie Graham, Canadian actor, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • David Howard, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Roman Fortin, American NFL center (Atlanta Falcons), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70