On This Day

February 26, 1967 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

CarDaytona 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

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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