Today in Race Driver History (Part 3)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 708

  • 1946-03-18 Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
  • 1946-03-18 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • 1946-04-20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)
  • 1946-05-04 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1946-07-30 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
  • 1946-09-19 Brian Henton, English racing driver
  • 1946-11-02 Alan Jones, Australia, auto racer (1980 World Champion)
  • 1946-12-12 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1947-02-05 Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
  • 1947-03-03 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (d. 2001)
  • 1947-03-07 Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1947-06-03 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1947-07-01 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver
  • 1947-07-23 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • 1947-08-29 James Hunt, English race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1947-10-26 Ian Ashley, British racing driver
  • 1948-05-04 Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
  • 1948-05-04 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1948-06-01 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • 1948-06-12 Hans Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • 1948-07-04 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
  • 1948-08-31 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1948-11-03 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1948-11-07 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1949-02-22 Nikki Lauda, Austrian formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
  • 1949-03-13 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1949-04-13 Ricardo Zuniño, Argentine racing driver
  • 1949-04-18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • 1949-05-04 John Force, American race car driver
  • 1949-06-11 Tom Pryce, British racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1949-08-08 Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver
  • 1949-09-11 Bill Whittington, race car driver
  • 1949-10-13 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver
  • 1949-11-13 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1949-11-27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1949-12-24 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
  • 1950-01-18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • 1950-01-29 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • 1950-03-09 Danny Sullivan, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1950-03-18 Larry Perkins, Australian racing driver
  • 1950-07-26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1950-09-14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
  • 1950-11-11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1950-11-17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 1951-01-01 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • 1951-04-29 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1951-06-06 Noritake Takahara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1951-06-23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • 1951-09-18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver
  • 1951-12-03 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
  • 1952-03-20 Geoff Brabham, Australian racing driver
  • 1952-03-26 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1952-03-28 Tony Brise, racing driver (d. 1975)
  • 1952-04-04 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
  • 1952-04-27 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver
  • 1952-08-17 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • 1952-09-19 Bernard de Dryver, Belgian racing driver
  • 1953-01-10 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • 1953-02-23 Satoru Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • 1953-02-28 Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1953-08-31 Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentine racing driver
  • 1953-11-04 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver
  • 1953-12-21 Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
  • 1954-01-24 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1954-04-16 John Bowe, Australian racing driver
  • 1954-04-17 Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
  • 1954-07-24 Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
  • 1954-08-08 Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
  • 1954-08-19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • 1954-08-27 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • 1954-09-22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • 1954-12-14 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • 1954-12-22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1954-12-26 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • 1955-01-27 Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955-02-24 Alain Prost, Formula One racing driver (Championships: 85, 86, 89, 93)
  • 1955-02-26 Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
  • 1955-03-09 Teo Fabi, formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983)
  • 1955-03-10 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955-06-27 Isabelle Adjani, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • 1955-08-13 Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
  • 1955-08-13 Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955-10-08 Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
  • 1955-12-27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1956-01-03 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1956-01-30 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956-02-05 Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
  • 1956-02-15 Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1956-04-13 Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand rally driver (d. 2003)
  • 1956-05-28 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1956-08-14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
  • 1956-08-25 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1956-09-12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • 1956-09-19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • 1956-09-26 Steve Butler, American racing driver
  • 1956-10-19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • 1956-11-16 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1956-11-26 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1956-12-23 Michele Alboretto, formula-1 racer (Ferrari)
  • 1957-02-15 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 201 - 219 of 219

  • 2009-06-09 Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver
  • 2009-07-19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • 2010-05-15 Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (b. 1950)
  • 2010-12-12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • 2011-09-11 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2011-10-15 Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920)
  • 2011-10-16 Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
  • 2011-12-05 Peter Gethin, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2012-03-29 Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81
  • 2013-05-16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • 2013-06-15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • 2014-05-19 Jack Brabham, Australian racing driver and triple Formula 1 world champion, dies at 88
  • 2014-08-29 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • 2015-07-17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • 2015-08-10 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74
  • 2015-08-24 Justin Wilson, English Indycar driver, dies as a result of on track accident at 37
  • 2016-01-08 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), dies at 89
  • 2016-08-03 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73
  • 2017-03-10 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), dies at 83