On This Day

February 1, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • In his first start in a Ford, legendary driver Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California; previous 92 NASCAR victories were in Plymouths

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine soccer striker (77 caps, 54 goals; Fiorentina), born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina