Today in Race Driver History

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Events in Sport

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1916-04-08 - In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.
1945-03-04 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.
1950-09-03 - "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
1955-11-22 - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss
1961-09-10 - Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.
1964-04-05 - 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
1965-03-26 - A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
1966-04-25 - Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium
1970-04-03 - Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
1973-09-29 - Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1976-07-15 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1977-04-07 - German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
1979-06-26 - Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, crashes & kills a driver
1979-09-29 - "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1981-01-05 - British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
1988-02-14 - Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1988-04-04 - Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
1988-05-14 - Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.
1990-04-12 - Greyhound Bus hires new drivers to replace strikers
1990-06-14 - Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
1991-05-19 - Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500
1993-11-20 - Winnie Mandela's driver/bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg
1997-08-04 - 185,000 Teamsters union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
1997-10-20 - Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
2007-02-19 - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
2008-04-20 - Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
2012-03-30 - Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history
2012-09-22 - 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
2012-11-17 - 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 697

1873-09-20 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
1878-12-25 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1879-01-12 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
1884-01-23 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)
1884-02-14 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1952)
1884-05-01 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
1884-09-08 - Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
1885-03-11 - Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
1887-08-06 - Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
1888-09-15 - Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (d. 1925)
1892-11-16 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
1893-02-02 - Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
1893-09-11 - W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (d. 1974)
1895-09-27 - Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
1896-07-26 - Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
1896-09-22 - Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
1897-07-18 - E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
1898-06-09 - Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
1898-11-01 - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
1899-01-23 - Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (d. 1931)
1899-08-03 - Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
1899-12-02 - John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
1900-03-29 - Bill Aston, British racing driver (d. 1974)
1900-12-27 - Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
1901-01-25 - Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
1902-10-31 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1903-05-10 - Kay Petre, early racing driver
1903-06-24 - Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver
1903-11-27 - Mona Washbourne, England, actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat)
1904-08-08 - Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)
1906-07-15 - Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
1906-10-30 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
1907-06-14 - Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
1907-09-22 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
1907-11-25 - John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
1907-12-18 - Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
1908-02-26 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
1909-04-06 - Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)
1909-07-22 - Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
1909-10-14 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)
1910-02-27 - Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
1910-09-16 - Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
1911-06-24 - Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
1913-02-03 - Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
1913-02-21 - Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
1913-03-15 - Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
1913-03-21 - George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)
1913-05-17 - Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
1913-08-17 - Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
1914-01-19 - Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
1914-03-14 - Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
1914-08-06 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
1914-08-10 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
1915-10-26 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
1916-02-25 - Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1916-07-22 - Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
1916-08-11 - Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
1916-08-16 - Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)
1916-09-12 - Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
1916-11-12 - Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
1917-01-30 - Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
1917-12-05 - Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
1918-04-16 - Dick Gibson, British racing driver
1918-06-20 - George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
1918-07-04 - Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1918-09-14 - Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (d. 1967)
1918-10-06 - André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
1919-03-04 - Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
1919-09-30 - Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (d. 1992)
1920-02-03 - Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
1920-04-30 - Duncan Hamilton, driver
1920-05-20 - Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
1920-07-18 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
1920-09-04 - Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
1921-01-10 - Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
1921-02-16 - Jean Behra, auto racer
1921-08-24 - Sam Tingle, Zimbabwean racing driver
1922-02-05 - Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
1922-02-17 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
1922-02-22 - Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
1922-10-05 - José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
1923-01-11 - Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
1923-06-05 - Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
1923-06-16 - Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
1923-06-28 - Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver
1923-11-23 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
1923-12-12 - Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
1923-12-23 - Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
1924-01-07 - Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
1924-05-20 - Betty Driver, actress (Coronation St, Pardon the Expression)
1924-10-28 - Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
1924-11-26 - George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
1924-12-03 - Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
1924-12-07 - John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)
1924-12-12 - Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
1925-12-07 - Hernando da Silva Ramos, Brazilian racing driver
1926-01-06 - Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (2002)
1926-02-03 - Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
1926-05-20 - Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
1926-10-12 - Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 100 of 205

1910-07-15 - Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
1919-02-25 - Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
1920-11-25 - Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
1921-05-03 - Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
1925-07-26 - Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888)
1927-03-03 - J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
1930-06-13 - Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
1931-05-05 - Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
1933-06-22 - Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
1935-10-27 - E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
1938-01-28 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
1938-09-06 - John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
1939-05-30 - Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
1944-02-21 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
1945-03-18 - William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
1946-04-16 - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
1948-07-27 - Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
1948-12-31 - Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63
1950-07-29 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
1952-06-20 - Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
1952-09-29 - John Cobb, British racing driver (b. 1899)
1952-10-05 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
1953-09-18 - Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
1954-07-31 - Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1954-10-20 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955-07-09 - Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
1956-02-03 - Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
1956-03-31 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)
1956-06-17 - Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
1957-05-12 - Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
1958-05-19 - Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
1958-08-03 - Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
1959-01-22 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
1959-02-11 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
1959-09-28 - Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
1960-02-23 - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
1961-06-15 - Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
1961-09-10 - Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
1962-04-12 - Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
1962-11-01 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
1963-03-01 - Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1963-03-13 - Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
1964-05-30 - Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
1964-05-30 - Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
1964-07-26 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
1965-04-10 - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
1966-03-09 - Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
1967-05-07 - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
1967-05-10 - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
1967-06-18 - Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
1967-06-18 - Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
1967-07-07 - Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
1967-08-14 - Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
1967-08-23 - Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (b. 1918)
1968-01-19 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
1969-03-30 - Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
1969-05-26 - Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
1969-09-09 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
1970-06-02 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and founder of eponymous race team (b. 1937)
1970-09-03 - Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28
1970-10-01 - Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
1971-07-11 - Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
1971-11-14 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
1973-04-27 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
1973-05-12 - Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
1973-07-19 - Clarence White, rocker (Byrds), killed by drunken driver at 29
1973-07-29 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
1973-10-21 - Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
1974-03-22 - Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
1974-05-26 - Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
1974-06-02 - Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
1974-08-02 - W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
1974-10-06 - Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)
1975-03-25 - Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
1977-03-05 - Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
1977-03-11 - Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
1977-03-18 - José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
1977-08-29 - Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
1978-09-10 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
1978-09-11 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
1979-06-22 - Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)
1980-03-12 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
1980-04-13 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
1980-08-01 - Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
1981-10-15 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)
1982-04-07 - Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
1982-05-08 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1982-05-15 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1982-08-08 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
1982-11-15 - Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)
1983-04-24 - Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
1984-05-08 - Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)
1984-12-07 - Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (NASCAR) driver (b. 1938)
1985-05-02 - Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
1985-07-02 - David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
1985-08-12 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
1985-09-01 - Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
1985-10-24 - Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
1986-05-02 - Henri Toivonen, Finnish rallydriver (b.1956)
1986-05-15 - Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)


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