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Malcolm Campbell

Profession: Motor Racer

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: World land and water speed record holder.

Born: March 11, 1885
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 31, 1948 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: A stroke

Historical Events

  • 1924-09-25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 miles per hour
  • 1931-02-05 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 246.08 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1932-02-24 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 253.96 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1933-02-22 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 272.46 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1935-03-07 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 276.71 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car; last record set at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1935-09-03 First automobile to exceed 300mph, Malcolm Campbell powers Bluebird to 301.129mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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