On This Day

February 18, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 21st Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins after race leaders Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison collide with each other on final lap; first 500 mile race broadcast from start to finish

Birthdays in Sport

  • Julia Greville, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia