Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
The first woman took part in a motor race. Mme. Labrousse came in fifth in the three seater class in the Paris to Spa race.
Bernd Rosemeyer wins the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup race held in Long Island, New York in a supercharged Auto Union machine. It would be the last Champ Car win for a German car until 1988.
The day the legend that was Ayrton Senna began. He entered and won his first ever kart race on this day in 1973.