Motocross in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1943-11-24 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), born in Grandrieu, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • 1944-06-26 Bengt Åberg, Swedish motocross racer (World 500cc Motocross Champion 1969, 70; Motocross des Nations gold 1970, 71, 74), born in Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • 1956-11-26 Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974, 75; AMA 500cc 1977), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)
  • 1975-05-09 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • 1976-01-01 Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider (Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick gold 2005; first to perform successful backflip), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1977-10-18 David Vuillemin, French professional Motocross Rider, born in Berre-l'Étang, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • 1979-11-27 Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • 1985-12-21 Bubba Stewart, American motocross racer (FIM World Supercross Champion 2009; FIM World Supercross GP Champion 2006, 07), born in Bartow, Florida
  • 1986-05-15 Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider, born in Orange County, California

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

2006-01-07 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Deaths in Sport

  • 2009-02-10 Jeremy Lusk, American freestyle motocross racer (b. 1984)
  • 2018-05-06 Eric Geboers, Belgian motocross racer and five-time world champion, drowns at 55
  • 2020-04-27 Marty Smith, American motocross racer (AMA 125cc 1974, 75; AMA 500cc 1977), dies in a dune buggy accident at 63
  • 2021-01-13 Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), dies from COVID-19 at 77
  • 2021-03-06 Bengt Åberg, Swedish motocross racer (World 500cc Motocross Champion 1969, 70; Motocross des Nations gold 1970, 71, 74), dies at 76