Gaston Chevrolet killed in the National Championship race at Beverly Hills, California (1920).
Louis Wagner drives his Benz to victory in the first American Grand Prize race, in Savanah, Georgia (1908).
1972 Can-Am and Trans-Am Champion George Follmer born (1934).
Bill France Jr. resigns as president of NASCAR and is replaced by Mike Helton (2000).
Graham Hill dies in the crash of an airplane he was piloting, at Arley, Hertfordshire, England, when it hit trees in fog. Tony Brise, driver for Hill's F1 racing team, also dies in the crash (1975).
Gianpiero Moretti and Reinhold Joest win the IMSA Daytona 250 sportscar race (1980).
Paul Hawkins drives a 4.4-liter Ferrari to victory in the 25- lap sports car race supporting the Rhodesian Grand Prix at Bulawayo (1968).