On This Day

February 14, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins his 3rd Great American Race; goes on to win the inaugural Winston Cup title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Derrick Witherspoon, US NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Gheorghe Muresan, US NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania
  • Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Lonnie Johnson, US NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Mobile, Alabama