Today in Race Driver History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 707

  • 1926-05-20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • 1926-10-12 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1926-10-30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver
  • 1926-11-11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1927-03-14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • 1927-05-13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1927-06-07 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1928-02-18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • 1928-05-04 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (d. 1961)
  • 1928-07-10 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (d. 2003)
  • 1928-07-26 Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
  • 1928-08-04 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (d. 2003)
  • 1928-08-30 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • 1928-10-01 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1928-12-09 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • 1929-02-15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • 1929-03-05 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1929-03-28 Paul England, Australian racing driver
  • 1929-07-22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1929-09-17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • 1930-01-31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
  • 1930-06-12 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1930-10-01 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • 1931-05-19 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1931-06-28 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931-07-20 Tony Marsh, English racing driver
  • 1931-11-06 Peter Collins, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1932-01-03 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1932-01-14 Don Garlits, American race car driver
  • 1932-02-25 Tony Brooks, English race car driver
  • 1932-02-29 Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985)
  • 1932-07-10 Carlo Mario Abate, Italian racing driver
  • 1932-10-12 Ned Jarrett, Conover, North Carolina, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories)
  • 1932-11-18 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)
  • 1934-01-05 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • 1934-02-11 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), born in Tatsfield (d. 2017)
  • 1934-02-20 Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
  • 1934-11-10 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer
  • 1934-12-22 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 1934-12-25 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1935-01-16 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1935-12-21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • 1936-03-03 Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)
  • 1936-03-04 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • 1936-07-25 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
  • 1937-01-16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1937-02-20 Roger Penske, auto racer
  • 1937-03-09 Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • 1937-03-18 Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)
  • 1937-07-02 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • 1937-08-30 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team (d. 1970)
  • 1937-12-03 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
  • 1938-03-07 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1938-03-12 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • 1938-03-25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1939-02-27 Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
  • 1939-03-27 Cale Yarborough, auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84)
  • 1939-05-29 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • 1939-05-30 Dieter Quester, Austrian racing driver
  • 1939-06-09 David Hobbs (auto racer)
  • 1939-06-11 Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
  • 1939-09-05 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1940-01-10 Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
  • 1940-01-18 Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
  • 1940-01-29 Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  • 1940-02-01 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 1940-02-21 Peter Gethin, British racing driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-02-28 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1940-04-04 Richard Attwood, British racing driver
  • 1940-04-13 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
  • 1940-06-19 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ)
  • 1941-01-25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941-07-11 Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
  • 1941-10-04 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • 1941-10-27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • 1941-10-31 Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • 1942-02-14 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1942-02-24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • 1942-04-12 Carlos Reutemann, Argentine racing driver and politician
  • 1942-04-18 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver
  • 1942-07-26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
  • 1942-10-21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver
  • 1942-12-30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • 1943-03-19 Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver
  • 1943-04-27 Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)
  • 1943-06-14 John Miles, British racing driver
  • 1943-07-20 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, born in Bulls, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1943-09-26 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver
  • 1943-11-12 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, born in Ro, Sweden, (d. 2014)
  • 1943-11-21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1943-12-25 Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1944-02-14 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (d. 1978)
  • 1944-05-26 Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
  • 1944-07-22 Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1944-08-13 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • 1944-10-06 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1944-12-04 François Migault, French racing driver
  • 1945-11-13 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1945-12-13 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • 1946-03-10 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 219

  • 1986-06-01 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • 1986-07-15 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • 1986-10-05 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 1987-08-23 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • 1987-10-19 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • 1988-01-03 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • 1988-12-29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1989-06-07 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 1989-08-13 Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 1989-09-20 Richie Ginther, American racing driver (b. 1930)
  • 1989-12-16 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 1990-01-26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1990-11-24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1990-11-25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • 1991-07-21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • 1991-08-11 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • 1991-08-14 Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1991-12-18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • 1992-01-10 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 1992-05-15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • 1992-06-07 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1992-08-13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
  • 1993-04-01 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • 1994-04-30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31
  • 1994-05-01 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34
  • 1994-05-13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • 1994-08-10 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • 1994-09-29 Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
  • 1994-10-15 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
  • 1995-03-05 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
  • 1995-07-16 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • 1995-09-11 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • 1995-10-07 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • 1995-11-27 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • 1996-05-17 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
  • 1996-07-14 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • 1996-08-15 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
  • 1998-03-31 Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)
  • 1998-05-31 Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
  • 1998-10-02 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1999-09-11 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
  • 1999-10-31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2000-04-05 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2000-07-07 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • 2000-12-18 Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 2001-02-18 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • 2001-03-16 Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 2001-04-25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2001-05-26 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 2001-08-13 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 2001-08-25 Ken Tyrrell, former race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
  • 2001-10-04 Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
  • 2002-01-23 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • 2002-02-07 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 2002-04-09 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2002-04-13 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • 2002-04-29 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2003-02-26 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 2003-03-18 Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
  • 2003-04-13 Possum Bourne, New Zealand rally car driver (b. 1956
  • 2003-04-30 Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)
  • 2003-05-21 Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (b. 1928)
  • 2003-06-14 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2003-11-19 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2003-12-04 Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2004-05-03 Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • 2004-06-27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004-07-05 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2005-02-13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2005-04-07 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • 2005-04-21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • 2005-05-08 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (b. 1981)
  • 2005-07-11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 2005-08-14 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
  • 2005-09-18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • 2005-12-23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • 2006-03-26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2006-05-21 Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
  • 2006-08-31 Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
  • 2006-09-08 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • 2006-10-08 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)
  • 2006-12-15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)
  • 2007-01-02 Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • 2007-01-13 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • 2007-01-16 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2007-03-23 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (b. 1973)
  • 2007-09-15 Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (b. 1968)
  • 2008-02-06 Tony Rolt, English racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 2008-02-23 Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2008-02-25 Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2008-03-30 David Leslie, Touring Car Driver (b. 1953)
  • 2008-03-30 Richard Lloyd, Racing Car Driver (b. 1945)
  • 2008-04-04 Francis Tucker, South African Rally Driver (b. 1923)
  • 2008-06-11 Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
  • 2008-06-21 Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)
  • 2008-08-28 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2008-09-06 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2008-09-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2009-05-06 Kevin Grubb, former NASCAR driver (b. 1978)