On This Day

February 27, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Daytona 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
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Richard Petty
  • Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler and Bernard Ford of great Britain
  • Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Kenner, Louisiana
  • Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets), born in Abington, Massachusetts
1966 in Sport