What Happened on February 26, 1967

Historical Events

Daytona 500

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

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champion
1967 History

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
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

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

About February 26, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck