Mike Stucker, historian
This Week in Racing History
Max Balchowsky, designer/builder of the Old Yeller road race specials, born in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (1924).
Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, 4-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is born in Houston, Texas, USA (1935).
Juan Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. First race of the 2.5-liter F1 formula. First win for a Maserati 250F (1954).
Manfred con Brauchitsch drives the Mercedes-Benz W25 Grand Prix car during its first test runs, on the Autostrada between Milan and Varese in Italy (1934).
Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix driving a Cooper. First F1 wins for Cooper, a mid-engined F1 car, and team owner Rob Walker (1958).
Freddie Spencer, 2-time 500cc motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (1962).
Mark Donohue drives an AMC Matador to victory in the NASCAR Winston Western 500 at Riverside, California. First NASCAR wins for AMC and Donohue (1973).