On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1975

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 17th Daytona 500: Benny Parsons wins after Cale Yarborough sends race leader David Pearson spinning on the backstretch; Parsons avoids the accident and takes the victory
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Barrett, 200m Butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Don Jeffcoat, American actor
  • Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
  • Vanina Ickx, Belgian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic 1924), dies at 71
  • Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)