What Happened on February 26, 1967

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)

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
  • David Howard, infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)

Famous Deaths

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