Events on this day
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
In a 50 mile race at the New York State Fairgrounds, the right front tire of Lee Oldfield's Knox burst in the first turn after the main grandstands. He crashed through a fence into a crowded spectator enclosure. Six people were killed outright, three died on the way to hospital and two more died in hospital the next day.
George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH.