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1909-08-19 - Indianapolis 500 race track opens
1911-05-26 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1911-05-29 - 1st running of Indianapolis 500
1911-05-30 - 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)
1912-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)
1913-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)
1914-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
1915-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)
1916-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)
1919-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)
1920-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Gaston Chevrolet wins in 5:38:31.901 (142.617 km/h)
1921-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)
1922-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
1923-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)
1924-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
1925-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)
1926-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)
1927-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
1928-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
1929-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
1930-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)
1931-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Schneider wins in 5:10:27.948 (155.509 km/h)
1932-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)
1933-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)
1934-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)
1935-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
1936-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)
1937-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:24:07.861 (182.789 km/h)
1938-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)
1939-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)
1940-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:22:31.201 (183.911 km/h)
1941-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose wins in 4:20:36.266 (185.263 km/h)
1946-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: George Robson wins in 4:21:16.711 (184.785 km/h)
1947-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h)
1948-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)
1949-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Holland wins in 4:07:15.939 (195.257 km/h)
1950-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Due to rain, race shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1951-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)
1952-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)
1953-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h)
1954-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:49:17.261 (210.567 km/h)
1955-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
1956-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in 3:53:28.872 (206.785 km/h)
1957-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
1958-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
1959-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)
1960-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)
1961-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)
1962-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)
1963-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
1964-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)
1965-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: Jim Clark wins in 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h)
1966-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)
1967-05-31 - Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
1968-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)
Racing Car Driver Mario AndrettiRacing Car Driver Mario Andretti 1969-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)
1970-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
1971-05-29 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)
1972-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)
1973-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
1974-05-26 - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
1975-05-25 - Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h)
1976-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)
1977-05-29 - Indianapolis 500: A J Foyt wins for a record 4th time
1977-05-29 - Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
1978-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
1979-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)
1980-05-25 - Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h)
1981-05-24 - Bobby Unser wins, loses, & wins a controversial Indy 500
1981-05-25 - Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
1981-10-08 - USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser
1982-05-30 - Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
1983-05-29 - Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)
1984-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)
1985-05-26 - Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
1986-05-30 - Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500
1987-05-24 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
1988-05-11 - Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
1989-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
1990-05-27 - 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
1991-05-19 - Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500
Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr. 1992-05-24 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr wins
1993-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h)
1994-05-29 - Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
1995-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
1996-05-26 - Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)
1997-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500
1998-05-24 - Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)
1999-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Kenny Bräck wins in 3:15:51.182 (246.513 km/h)
2000-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
2001-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)
2002-05-26 - Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)
2003-05-25 - Indianapolis 500: Gil de Ferran wins in 3:11:56.989 (251.526 km/h)
2004-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Buddy Rice wins in 3:14:55.2395 (222.923 km/h)
2005-05-29 - Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
2006-05-28 - Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)
2007-05-27 - Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)
2008-05-25 - Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h)
2009-05-24 - Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)
2010-05-30 - Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 10 of 10

1902-10-31 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1909-10-14 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)
1934-02-20 - Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1935-01-16 - A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
1936-03-04 - Jim Clark, race car driver (Indianapolis 500)
1937-03-18 - Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
1939-05-29 - Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
1940-02-28 - Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)
1948-06-01 - Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
1953-12-21 - Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 7 of 7

1939-05-30 - Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
1954-10-20 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955-05-31 - "Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500
1968-04-07 - Jim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
1973-07-02 - Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
1974-03-22 - Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
2011-11-23 - Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83


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