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Race - Historical Events
Date Event
1540-02-09

The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)

1661-09-01

1st Yacht race, England's King Charles vs his brother James

1668-03-25

1st horse race in America takes place

1715-08-01

First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)

1780-05-04

The Derby horse race is held for the first time.

1809-04-18

1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England

1815-07-15

1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill

1827-08-10

Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

1829-06-10

The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.

1838-01-01

1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

1851-08-12

1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight

1852-08-03

1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths

1866-12-11

1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean

1868-05-31

Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris

1868-09-22

Race riots in New Orleans La

1869-08-17

1st international boat race (River Thames, Oxford beats Harvard)

1869-11-17

Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)

1870-03-30

15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race

1870-10-25

Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore

1873-11-12

Bay District Race Track opens

1876-09-06

Race riot in Charleston SC

1876-09-17

Race riots in SC

1876-10-16

Race riot at Cainhoy SC (5 whites & 1 black killed)

1877-03-24

University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat

1878-01-14

US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional

1878-05-24

CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston

1882-02-21

NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours

1882-02-22

With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize

1883-11-03

Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

1883-11-06

NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

1887-12-28

Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted

1891-10-18

1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins

1891-10-20

1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) begins

1891-10-25

1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends

1893-07-01

SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood

1895-03-30

British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

1895-06-11

1st auto race

1895-06-13

Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)

1895-11-28

America's 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

1896-01-06

1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden

1896-05-18

US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)

1896-05-26

1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY

1896-05-27

Bay District Race Track closes

1896-09-07

A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI

1897-11-29

1st motorcycle race (Surrey, England)

1898-11-10

Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)

1899-02-12

1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC

1899-07-29

1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY

1900-04-15

An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs

1900-06-09

In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.

1900-07-24

Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed

1901-03-15

Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th

1901-11-16

3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

1902-11-20

Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

1903-01-19

New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced

1903-04-27

Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens

1903-07-01

1st Tour de France bicycle race begins

1903-09-11

The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

1904-10-08

1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (Hicksville, Long Island, NY)

1905-02-15

1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)

1905-09-22

Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)

1906-09-22

Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21

1907-05-07

Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)

1907-06-15

The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers

1908-02-12

NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel

1908-07-30

Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris

1908-08-14

Race riot in Springfield Illinois

1908-08-16

The Committee of Union and Progress, 'The Young Turks', announces a program for reforms and respect for the rights of all within the Ottoman Empire, regardless of race or religion

1908-08-25

Allen Winter wins US 1st $50,000 trotting race

1909-03-21

Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)

1909-04-24

Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds

1909-08-19

Indianapolis 500 race track opens

1909-08-29

World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins

1910-03-23

1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)

1911-05-30

1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)

1911-10-20

Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole

1912-01-01

1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)

1914-07-04

1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)

1917-01-27

Coen de Koning wins 2nd official 11 cities race (9:53) (record)

1917-05-27

Race riot in East St Louis Illinois, 1 black killed

1917-07-01

Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)

1917-08-23

Race riot in Houston Texas (2 blacks & 11 whites killed)

1918-07-25

Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)

1918-07-26

Race riot in Philadelphia (3 whites & 1 black killed)

1919-05-10

Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed

1919-07-13

Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas

1919-07-24

Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded)

1919-07-27

Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)

1919-09-30

Race riot at Elaine Arkansas

1919-10-11

First transcontinental air race ends

1919-10-15

14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money

1920-02-22

1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville California)

1920-10-12

Man O'War's last race & win

1921-06-01

Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)

1922-01-21

1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland

1928-03-04

"Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne

1928-10-07

Race Tafari Makonnen crowned king of Abyssinia

1929-05-01

Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds

1929-07-24

NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

1931-07-21

Reno race track, becomes 1st in US to use daily double wagering

1931-09-27

Closest NL batting race ends Chick Hafey (.3488) beats Bill Terry's

1932-01-14

Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race

1932-02-06

1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)

1934-11-21

"Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1936-01-16

1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla

1936-03-08

The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

1936-10-19

HR Ekins of "NY World-Telegram" beats 2 other reporters in a race around the world on commercial flights, by 18½ days

1938-11-01

Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico

1940-01-30

Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race

1940-11-05

Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

1941-02-06

Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)

1942-02-28

Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit

1942-07-18

1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens

1942-08-01

Race riots in Harlem, New York

1942-10-20

"Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations

1943-06-04

Race riots in LA

1943-06-16

Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)

1943-06-19

Race riot in Beaumont Texas

1943-06-20

Detroit race riot kills 35

1943-08-01

Race riot in Harlem NYC

1944-02-12

Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race

1944-08-10

Race riots in Athens Alabama

1945-02-05

Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)

1945-03-12

NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment

1946-02-26

2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn

1947-02-08

Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)

1948-04-04

84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from home to 1st base; it ends in a tie

1949-01-14

Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die

1949-02-20

1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)

1949-04-20

Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California

1949-07-08

The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Act No 55 prohibiting marriage or a sexual relationship between White people and people of other race groups is passed in South Africa

1950-04-26

Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run

1950-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Due to rain, race shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins

1950-09-04

Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

1951-07-14

1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)

1954-02-03

Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)

1954-04-19

7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th

1955-01-25

Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race

1955-06-11

Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)

1955-11-25

Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states

1956-11-13

US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional

1956-12-20

Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

1957-05-22

South Africa government approves race separation in universities

1958-06-23

US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas

1958-09-09

Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London

1959-02-22

1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)

1959-10-17

Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse

1960-08-09

Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida

1962-02-26

US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation

1962-03-27

Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school

1962-09-15

Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)

1963-01-18

Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)

1963-05-12

Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama

1964-03-30

Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

1964-07-18

Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)

1964-07-24

-27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed

1964-07-25

Race riot in Rochester NY

1964-08-02

Race riot in Jersey City NJ

1964-08-11

Race riot in Paterson NJ

1964-08-12

Race riot in Elizabeth, NJ

1964-08-15

Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill

1964-08-28

Race riot in Philadelphia

1965-08-12

Race riot in West Side of Chicago

1966-07-03

Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

1966-07-12

Race riot in Chicago

1966-07-19

Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)

1966-08-07

Race riot in Lansing Michigan

1966-08-27

Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois

1966-09-06

Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia

1967-06-02

Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

1967-06-11

Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes

1967-06-12

Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)

1967-06-27

Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)

1967-07-12

23 die in Newark race riot

1967-07-13

Race riots break out in Newark, 27 die

1967-07-17

Race riots in Cairo Illinois

1967-07-19

Race riots in Durham NC

1967-07-20

Race riots in Memphis Tenn

1967-07-23

-27] 43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)

1967-07-24

Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland

1967-07-24

Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

1967-07-30

Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)

1968-07-23

Race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 police officers killed

1968-07-27

Race Riot in Gary Indiana

1968-08-08

Race riot in Miami, Florida

1968-08-10

Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock

1969-05-13

Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1969-06-05

Race riot in Hartford, Connecticut

1969-06-20

White Rhodesia agrees to race separation

1969-08-23

France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

1969-10-14

Race riots in Springfield Mass

1969-10-31

Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

1970-05-12

Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)

1970-06-16

Race riots in Miami Florida

1970-07-04

100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

1970-07-29

6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct

1970-11-07

Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

1971-05-05

Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (NYC)

1971-10-02

Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race

1972-04-28

Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race

1972-09-10

Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship

1972-10-12

46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk

1973-03-01

Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race

1973-03-24

Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ

1973-07-20

Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ

1973-08-26

10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners

1974-10-09

Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"

1976-03-14

Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race

1976-08-11

Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die

1977-02-06

Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ

1978-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times

1980-05-17

Major race riot in Miami Florida - 16 killed, 300 injured

1981-04-03

Race riots in London's Brixton area

1981-04-11

Race riot in London area of Brixton

1981-04-24

Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey

1982-04-19

Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

1982-10-03

Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm

1983-04-10

Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race

1983-08-02

US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

1983-09-26

Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)

1984-06-16

Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race

1985-02-21

Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race

1985-03-20

Libby Riddles is 1st woman to win Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race

1985-09-09

Race riot in Birmingham, England

1985-09-28

Race riot in London area of Brixton

1986-01-21

100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana

1986-02-26

Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)

1986-03-02

1st million-dollar purse for a handicap race won at Santa Anita

1986-03-12

Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

1986-12-15

150 killed during race riot in Karachi

1987-04-18

Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

1987-05-08

Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)

1987-05-20

Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"

1987-08-02

Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)

1987-09-20

Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race

1988-04-22

Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)

1988-10-29

Jim Elliott (US) begins 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

1988-10-30

Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

1989-05-14

1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)

1990-02-03

Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race

1991-01-11

Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd

1991-04-01

US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race

1991-06-23

Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race

1991-07-28

Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race

1991-10-07

Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history

1991-11-03

Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)

1992-07-20

Round World Air Race begins in Paris

1992-08-01

USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica

1992-10-01

Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race

1994-08-04

Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race

1995-01-13

America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race

1996-02-18

Daytona 500 race

1996-09-29

SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title

1997-05-31

Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race

1997-06-01

Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race

1998-02-15

Daytona 500 race

1998-05-13

Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesian of Chinese descendants are looted and women raped.

1999-02-04

Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.

1999-08-09

Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK

2001-02-18

Crash during Daytona 500 race on last lap claims life of Dale Earnhardt

2003-02-16

Michael Waltrip wins motor racing's Daytona 500 after rain stops the race for a second time at lap 109

2005-06-19

Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

2008-04-20

Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

2012-11-06

Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington

2013-11-17

Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix

2014-11-04

Americans vote in mid-term elections which decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 White House race

2016-01-03

Four spectators at Dakar Rally injured by race car

2016-01-19

Sarah Palin Jumps Into 2016 Race, Endorses Donald Trump

2016-03-12

Snowmobile 'driven into dog-sleds' in Alaska Iditarod race

2016-04-05

Donald Trump urges John Kasich to quit White House race

2016-04-19

Two Boston Marathon amputee survivors run 2016 race

2016-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Alexander Rossi wins 100th staging of famous oval race

2016-07-25

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory

2016-07-26

Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m

2016-09-24

Long a rival, Ted Cruz endorses Trump in US presidential race

2016-10-31

Car strikes 22 pedestrians in parking lot after NASCAR race at Martinsville

2016-11-09

Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race

2016-11-09

Tammy Duckworth Unseats Mark Kirk in Illinois Senate Race

2016-11-11

Alibaba Singles' Day sales race past $5 billion in first hour

2017-03-26

Dubai World Cup: Arrogate wins $10m race

2017-04-18

First woman to officially run Boston Marathon finishes race again at 70

2017-08-06

Usain Bolt finishes third to Americans Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman in final 100 meters race

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Race - Notable Birthdays

Mario AndrettiFeb 28, 1940

Ralf SchumacherJun 30, 1975

Race - Birthdays
Date Event
1831-02-12

John Morrissey, boxer/developer of Saratoga Springs horse race track

1855-09-09

Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist

1865-06-03

King George V, Cambridgeshire Race Meet

1867-05-26

Queen Mary, Cambridgeshire Race Meet

1872-11-27

Walter Cameron, The Varsity Race

1873-02-13

Emmett J. Scott, The Birth of a Race

1873-09-20

Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

1874-03-17

Kincsem, horse that never lost a race

1874-05-03

Louis Dean, The Birth of a Race

1876-09-06

Willem A Bonger, Dutch sociologist/criminologist (Race & Crime)

1877-12-18

Lee Bartholomew, Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life

1878-12-25

Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)

1879-01-12

Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)

1880-06-24

John W. Noble, The Birth of a Race

1880-08-30

Elizabeth Williams, The Burden of Race

1881-09-15

Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis)

1882-01-24

Doris Doscher, The Birth of a Race

1883-07-07

Keith Armour, Atta Boy's Last Race

1884-01-23

Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)

1889-02-21

Ormi Hawley, Race Suicide

1890-11-16

W. Bruce Bradley, The Birth of a Race

1898-01-01

George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)

1898-06-09

Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)

1899-03-25

Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)

1899-08-03

Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)

1900-12-27

Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)

1902-10-31

Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)

1904-08-08

Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (d. 1948)

1904-9-21

Alexander Key, Race to Witch Mountain

1906-10-30

Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)

1908-02-26

Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)

1909-04-06

Hermann Lang, German race car driver (d. 1987)

1909-07-26

Vivian Vance, The Great Race

1910-02-27

Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)

1910-03-15

An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)

1910-09-16

Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)

1911-07-02

Reg Parnell, Race for Life

1913-01-23

Wally Parks, Race Cars

1913-03-21

George Abecassis, English race car driver (d. 1991)

1913-05-26

Pierre Daninos, The French, They Are a Funny Race

1914-03-14

Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

1914-10-31

John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (d. 1995)

1915-05-12

Reg Turnill, British Space Race

1916-08-16

Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)

1916-09-12

Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)

1917-02-12

Dennis Eadie, 90th Boat Race

1917-06-04

Helen Wood, Charlie Chan at the Race Track

1917-9-17

Ib Melchior, Death Race

1918-03-12

James Bracken, race horse trainer

1918-06-08

Aulis Hämäläinen, The Job Race

1918-07-04

Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)

1919-9-13

Richard Landry, The Great Race

1920-02-04

Arthur A. Ross, The Great Race

1920-03-22

Ross Martin, The Great Race

1921-01-10

Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)

1921-04-01

Steve Race, Episode #7.13

1921-06-16

Sheila McGibbon, The Last of a Dyin' Race

1922-02-17

Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)

1922-05-12

Roy Salvadori, Race of Giants

1922-10-05

José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)

1923-01-08

Larry Storch, The Great Race

1923-01-11

Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)

1923-01-25

Carlo del Monte, Rat Race

1923-01-27

Therese Denny, A Changing Race

1923-03-15

George Vogel, race horse trainer

1923-07-17

John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)

1924-11-02

John Edward Weems, Peary's Race for the North Pole

1924-12-19

Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

1924-9-17

Peter Glaze, A Race Against Death

1925-03-05

John Rex, Race and the Inner City

1926-03-31

Rocco Petrone, Race to the Moon: The Tragedy of Apollo One

1926-04-05

Roger Corman, Death Race

1926-05-20

Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)

1926-08-21

Bernard Drew, The French, They Are a Funny Race

1926-10-01

Ben Wicks, The Circus/Chance and the Bird Bath/The Bathtub Race

1927-05-13

Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)

1928-02-19

Laurence Heath, Race to Death

1928-03-20

Christopher Benstead, race horse trainer

1929-03-13

Walter Medio, race horse trainer

1929-03-14

Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer

1929-03-14

Frank D. Strong, The Great Race

1929-07-02

Robert Thom, Death Race

1929-07-06

Patricia Hutchence, Death Race 2000

1929-09-17

Stirling Moss, London England, race car driver

1930-9-23

Charles B. Griffith, Death Race

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

1932-02-03

Stuart Hall, Race, the Floating Signifier

1932-02-25

Tony Brooks, English race car driver

1932-02-28

Brian Moore, The Race for the Championship

1932-04-27

Gian Carlo Rota, Race for the Superbomb

1932-10-12

Ned Jarrett, Conover, North Carolina, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories)

1933-07-01

Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer

1934-02-11

John Surtees, British race car driver

1934-02-23

Race Gentry, Men in War

1934-05-30

Alexei Leonov, Race to the Moon

1935-01-16

A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)

1935-08-23

Judith Barrows, The Loser's Race

1936-03-04

Jim Clark, race car driver (Indianapolis 500)

1936-04-02

Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)

1936-10-06

Glenn Hild, race horse trainer

1937-03-18

Robin Wright, race horse trainer

1937-05-12

Uncle George, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1937-07-02

Richard Petty, auto race driver (Daytona 500-1979,81)

1937-08-30

Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team (d. 1970)

1938-03-07

Janet Guthrie, race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500)

1938-07-09

Paul Chihara, Death Race 2000

1938-10-01

J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer

1940-02-28

Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)

1940-03-18

Kathy Hutchinson, race horse trainer

1941-01-12

Margaretta Groark, The Race Begins

1941-01-25

Elzie "Buddy" Baker, race-car driver

1941-03-30

Sven Hamrin, Sweden, road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)

1941-07-03

Gloria Allred, Rat Race

1942-04-18

Jochen Rindt, German race car driver

1942-06-16

Giacomo Agostini, Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion

1942-07-31

Väinö Vainio, The Job Race

1943-04-11

Harley Race, Starrcade

1943-05-09

Colin Pillinger, British Space Race

1943-06-17

Burt Rutan, The Next Space Race/Crusade Against Credit

1943-11-01

Martti Palo, The Job Race

1944-04-22

Steve Fossett, The Great Balloon Race

1944-05-26

Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author

1944-11-05

Harold Krents, To Race the Wind

1944-11-17

Roberta Collins, Death Race 2000

1945-01-01

Jacques Ickx, Belgium, Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)

1945-03-17

Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer

1945-10-04

Richard Bickell, race horse trainer

1945-12-15

John Favorite, Death Race 2000

1946-07-30

Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)

1947-02-05

Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver

1947-03-07

Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver

1947-08-29

James Hunt, English race car driver (d. 1993)

1948-05-04

Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

1948-05-24

Bernard Safarik, Dog-Race

1948-06-29

Fred Grandy, Death Race 2000

1948-08-07

Willem Paul Edelman, Race tegen de klok

1949-04-18

Geoff Bodine, American race car driver

1949-05-04

John Force, American race car driver

1949-09-11

Bill Whittington, race car driver

1950-04-04

Simone Griffeth, Death Race 2000

1950-07-26

Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)

1950-09-14

Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver

1950-11-17

Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

1951-01-01

Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver

1951-03-19

Louis Race, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1951-04-29

Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1951-06-23

Michèle Mouton, French race car driver

1952-10-02

Steve Penrod, race horse trainer

1953-12-19

Lisa Drake, The Rat Race

1953-12-31

Trevor Phillips, Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True

1954-03-14

David La Croix, race horse trainer

1954-04-03

Tim Ewing, The Rat Race

1954-07-24

Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)

1954-08-27

Derek Warwick, race car driver

1955-04-14

Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)

1955-10-04

Joe Orseno, race horse trainer

1955-10-30

Jeremy Black, Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the German Dams

1955-11-15

Maciej Reszczynski, The Big Race

1955-9-03

Nancy Hoyt, The Race Begins

1956-01-03

Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver

1956-02-04

Marc Moritz, Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace

1956-02-19

David Low, Race to the Moon

1956-08-04

Lumumba Carson, Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama

1956-08-14

Rusty Wallace, American race car driver

1956-09-12

Ricky Rudd, American race car driver

1956-11-26

Dale Jarrett, American race car driver

1957-02-15

Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver

1957-03-22

Max Pross, The Race

1957-05-19

Tom Gammill, The Race

1957-06-30

Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)

1957-10-01

Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer

1957-10-06

Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer

1958-08-19

Tadeusz Chudecki, The Big Race

1958-11-21

Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)

1959-01-09

Mark Martin, American race car driver

1959-04-02

Juha Kankkunen, Finnish race car driver

1959-05-14

Xavier Barquet, Bikini Beach Race

1959-06-01

Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator

1959-09-28

Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver

1960-01-05

Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)

1960-03-21

Mizuki Otsuka, Bomberman Fantasy Race

1960-10-24

Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver

1961-02-19

Andy Wallace, English race car driver

1961-02-25

Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)

1962-08-10

Race Davies, Heavenly Sword

1962-11-18

Christopher Peterson, Rat Race

1962-12-23

Steve Matchett, Born to Race

1963-03-12

John Andretti, race car driver

1963-04-20

Aubrey de Grey, The New Space Race/Fighting AIDS/Immortality

1963-06-06

Stacye P. Branche, Rat Race

1963-10-01

Mark McGwire, Race for the Record

1964-08-24

Marinho Nobre, The Human Race

1964-10-21

Jon Carin, Rat Race

1964-12-30

Sandra Woodring, Rat Race

1965-03-04

Paul W.S. Anderson, Death Race

1965-05-26

Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)

1965-06-15

Carrie Mitchum, James Dean: Race with Destiny

1965-11-10

Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver

1965-12-18

Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)

1966-02-27

Stuart Brotman, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

1966-08-19

Lee Ann Womack, Race to the Red Carpet: 2006 Country Music Awards

1966-09-02

Olivier Panis, French race car driver

1966-10-17

Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality

1966-10-23

Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver

1966-12-20

Matt Neal, British Race Driver

1967-01-08

Eric Scott Woods, The Chronicles of Hollow Earth: The Next Race

1967-01-24

Craig Asher Sanborn, D-Day, the Race to the Rhine

1967-05-23

Taz, Race

1967-07-07

Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver

1967-08-12

Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker

1967-10-11

David Starr, American race car driver

1967-11-11

Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver

1967-12-16

Trevor Seitz, Rat Race

1967-12-24

Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker

1968-03-08

Michael Bartels, German race car driver

1968-03-14

Jan Sosniok, African Race - Die verrückte Jagd nach dem Marakunda

1968-06-10

Domiziano Arcangeli, The Human Race

1968-06-27

Julia Tortolani, Rat Race

1968-08-14

Glenn Leroy McLeay, Invercargill NZ, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1968-10-12

Bill Auberlen, American race car driver

1968-11-19

Gord Fraser, Ottawa Ontario, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1969-02-28

Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver

1969-06-03

Elizabeth Ann Koshak, The Human Race

1969-06-25

Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)

1969-11-20

Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1969-12-27

Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver

1969-12-29

Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver

1970-04-24

Chris Dechert, Race to Space

1970-04-28

Notla Yogy Doow, The Race

1970-05-23

Bryan Herta, American race car driver

1970-06-10

Tracey Adlai, The Human Race

1970-10-20

Maurizio Casula, The Race

1970-11-10

Vince Vieluf, Rat Race

1971-01-18

Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver

1971-01-25

Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver

1971-02-25

Christien Anholt, Ben 10: Race Against Time

1971-02-26

Warren Cronin, Rat Race

1971-04-01

Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver

1971-04-09

Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver

1971-05-20

Tony Stewart, American race car driver

1971-07-19

Andrew Kavovit, Rat Race

1971-08-01

Brennan Swain, The Race Begins

1971-08-04

Jeff Gordon, American race car driver

1971-08-13

Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver

1971-11-03

Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver

1972-01-01

Sara Ballingall, The Great Race

1972-01-02

Scott Kevan, Death Race

1972-02-07

Alex Bassi, American race car driver

1972-02-20

Corinna Harney, Rat Race

1972-03-10

Matt Kenseth, American race car driver

1972-06-22

Benz Antoine, Death Race

1972-07-13

Trip Hope, The Human Race

1972-08-06

Isabelle Proulx, Death Race

1972-10-19

Glen Anthony Mitchell, Hamilton NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972-11-08

Anaya Farrell, Rat Race

1973-01-14

Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver

1973-01-23

Lanei Chapman, Rat Race

1973-02-11

Anna Mountford, ToCA Race Driver 2

1973-02-28

Rob Frisbee, The Race Begins

1973-05-18

Christian Paul, Death Race

1973-05-26

Steve Race, I'm in Love with a Church Girl

1973-10-13

Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver

1973-10-15

Susannah Kate Pryde, Auckland NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973-10-25

André F. Nebe, The Race

1973-11-09

Ezra Franklyn, Death Race

1973-9-09

Troy Rudolph, Rat Race

1973-9-16

Desi Relaford, Race for the Record

1974-02-12

Toranosuke Takagi, Japanese race car driver

1974-02-15

Alexander Wurz, Austrian race car driver

1974-02-24

Mark Andrew Stanfield, Race

1974-03-17

Janaya Stephens, Death Race

1974-04-13

Darren Turner, British Race Driver

1974-07-04

Jenica Bergere, Rat Race

1974-07-13

Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver

1974-08-04

Paul Hough, The Human Race

1974-08-08

Andy Priaulx, British race car driver

1975-02-11

Andy Lally, American race car driver

1975-02-28

Risa Hayamizu, Wave Race: Blue Storm

1975-04-15

Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)

1975-04-22

Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)

1975-04-30

Elliott Sadler, American race car driver

1975-05-10

Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver

1975-06-16

Fred Koehler, Death Race

1975-06-30

Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver (F1)

1975-07-12

Race Owen, The Disciple

1975-09-17

Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver

1975-09-20

Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver

1975-11-18

Emily Koonse, Race to Witch Mountain

1975-9-21

Doug Davis, It's a Rat Race

1976-01-31

Buddy Rice, American race car driver

1976-02-18

Leilani Munter, American race car driver

1976-05-11

Michael Catucci, Race to the Top Commencement Challenge Special

1976-08-02

Bannister Bergen, Rat Race

1976-08-08

Jeff Simmons, American race car driver

1976-10-05

J. J. Yeley, American race car driver

1976-10-18

Ruben Dario, Race You to the Bottom

1976-11-25

Kate Jones, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1977-01-27

Kingsley Uwode, The Amazing Race Submission Video

1977-03-27

Vitor Meira, Nascar Race

1977-06-27

Laterrian Wallace, Extreme Challenge: Race to the Finish

1977-08-17

Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker

1977-10-01

Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver

1977-10-15

Erin McKeown, Race You to the Bottom

1977-10-22

Stephen Sullivan, The Last Race

1977-10-27

Jamie Murray, Extreme Challenge: Race to the Finish

1978-04-22

Esteban Tuero, Argentinian race car driver

1978-06-22

Dan Wheldon, British race car driver

1978-07-09

Michael Kruk, Rat Race

1978-07-31

Justin Wilson, English race car driver

1978-08-04

Kurt Busch, American race car driver

1978-10-19

Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver

1979-02-15

Gordon Shedden, Scottish Race Car Driver

1979-02-22

Tatiana Milovani, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1979-02-24

Eddie McGee, The Human Race

1979-03-03

Andrew Triggs Hodge, 160th Boat Race

1979-04-14

Brianne Wells, Death Race

1979-07-02

Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver

1979-07-11

Julie Stoffer, Extreme Challenge: Race to the Finish

1979-10-17

Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

1979-9-15

Evelyne Foxy, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1980-01-25

Amber Jenkins, The Human Race

1980-04-04

Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver

1980-04-10

Kasey Kahne, American race-car driver

1980-06-29

Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver

1980-07-10

Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

1980-08-18

Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker

1980-08-21

Burney Lamar, American race car driver

1980-09-11

Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver

1980-09-26

Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver

1980-10-04

Sarah Fisher, American race car driver

1980-10-16

Ozan Ünal, Raven the Little Rascal - The Big Race

1980-12-17

Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver

1980-9-08

Slim Thug, Death Race

1981-01-01

Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver

1981-01-29

Chris Newlin, Death Race

1981-02-01

Sean Hampton, Race War

1981-06-20

Chad Luckhoff, The Race-ist

1981-07-27

Peter Reed, 159th Boat Race

1981-08-13

C.C. Swiney, Great American Race Test

1981-09-23

Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver

1981-10-19

Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

1981-12-06

Tomina Steel, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1982-01-02

Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker

1982-01-07

Lauren Cohan, Death Race 2

1982-02-03

Pam Nelson, Race to Witch Mountain

1982-03-08

Nicolas Armindo, race car driver

1982-03-25

Danica Patrick, American race car driver

1982-07-09

Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver

1982-07-20

Victoria Blonde, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1982-10-15

Jay Catelli, Race

1982-11-29

Ashley Force, American race car driver

1982-9-07

Race Wong, Ab-normal Beauty

1983-01-24

Scott Speed, American race car driver

1983-03-12

Atif Aslam, Race

1983-04-16

Caroline De Jaie, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1983-04-30

Adam Farnsworth, Race to Witch Mountain

1983-10-24

Brian Vickers, American race car driver

1983-12-20

D.K. Johnston, Patrick Race

1984-01-15

Sarah James, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1984-03-11

Tom James, 159th Boat Race

1984-04-17

Renato Novakovic, The Human Race

1984-08-27

Evan Tahler, The Great Robot Race

1984-12-26

Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker

1985-01-04

Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver

1985-04-02

Tom Martino, Race War: The Remake

1985-05-02

Kyle Busch, American race car driver

1985-06-27

Nico Rosberg, German race car driver

1985-07-25

Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver

1985-12-24

David Ragan, American race car driver

1985-9-28

Laura Dittmann, Death Race

1986-01-07

Elizabeth Witchalls, The Great Race

1986-02-21

Nikoletta Devis, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1986-03-04

Rae Foster, Race To Space

1986-03-24

Vanessa Bliss, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1986-04-04

Kelly Czarnecki, They Don't Call It the Amazing Race for Nothin'!

1986-08-08

Hannah Hunter, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1986-08-14

Andrew Desnoyers, Race

1987-01-29

Spencer Clark, American race car driver (d. 2006)

1987-11-29

Lauryn May, Furious Fuckers: Final Race

1988-03-10

Kate Zucker, Rat Race

1988-05-09

John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver

1988-08-18

Daniel Garrett, The Last Race

1989-01-04

Graham Rahal, American race car driver

1989-02-07

Joffrey Verbruggen, The Boat Race

1989-08-18

Brody Smith, Rat Race

1991-05-07

Roxane Hayward, Death Race: Inferno

1991-05-31

Jillian Marie, Rat Race

1992-02-08

Bob Zucker, Rat Race

1992-05-11

Nicole Badaan, Born to Race

1992-06-15

Sachin Patil, Race 2

1993-04-10

Michael Kontaxis, Arms Race

2000-01-08

Landon Brooks, The Asphalt Race

2003-01-21

Avery Clynes, The Asphalt Race

2003-01-21

Mackenzie Clynes, The Asphalt Race

Race - Notable Weddings

Al Unser JrMar 19, 1982

Race - Weddings
Date Event
1982-03-19

Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

2001-12-12

Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

2004-09-22

Race car driver Al Unser Jr (42) weds Gina Soto

2005-04-16

"Survivor: All-Stars" winner Amber Mariano (26) weds The Amazing Race star Rob Mariano (29) at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

2005-05-27

"Amazing Race 6" winner Kendra Bentley (25) weds Freddy Holliday (34) in Bal Harbour, Florida

2005-06-01

"The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada

2005-12-17

Race car driver Gary Paffett (24) weds his lady love Lisa in England

2006-05-06

Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France

2006-05-20

Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland

2011-05-07

"The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

Race - Deaths
Date Event
1848-05-18

William A Leidesdorf, mixed-race early Californian, dies at 38 in SF

1920-11-25

Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)

1927-01-09

Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71

1933-04-08

Louis Dean, The Birth of a Race

1936-01-20

King George V, Cambridgeshire Race Meet

1938-01-28

Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28

1940-05-15

Willem A Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), suicide at 63

1941-05-21

Keith Armour, Atta Boy's Last Race

1942-04-26

Walter Cameron, The Varsity Race

1942-06-03

Ormi Hawley, Race Suicide

1944-02-21

Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)

1946-04-16

Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)

1947-05-18

Elizabeth Williams, The Burden of Race

1948-12-31

Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63

1950-10-02

Lee Bartholomew, Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life

1952-06-20

Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)

1953-03-24

Queen Mary, Cambridgeshire Race Meet

1954-10-20

Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51

1956-03-31

Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)

1957-05-12

Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)

1957-12-11

Emmett J. Scott, The Birth of a Race

1958-05-19

Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)

1958-08-03

Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)

1959-01-22

Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)

1959-02-11

Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)

1959-09-28

Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)

1961-11-26

Styles Bridges, The Missile Race

1964-01-07

Reg Parnell, Race for Life

1965-04-10

Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)

1966-12-31

Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of Dutch Race), dies

1968-01-19

Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)

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

1970-06-02

Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and founder of eponymous race team (b. 1937)

1970-09-03

Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

1974-03-22

Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35

1978-09-10

Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)

1979-06-22

Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)

1979-07-25

Alexander Key, Race to Witch Mountain

1979-08-17

Vivian Vance, The Great Race

1981-07-03

Ross Martin, The Great Race

1982-01-07

Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash

1982-05-15

Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)

1983-02-20

Peter Glaze, A Race Against Death

1983-04-24

Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)

1983-06-27

Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race

1983-06-27

Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race

1984-01-24

Bernard Drew, The French, They Are a Funny Race

1984-12-07

Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)

1985-08-12

Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)

1985-09-01

Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)

1986-05-15

Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)

1987-01-12

Harold Krents, To Race the Wind

1987-10-19

Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)

1988-02-08

Helen Wood, Charlie Chan at the Race Track

1988-10-13

Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY

1989-08-13

Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS

1989-10-04

Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)

1990-01-25

Pearl Binder, Chi Ming: Chi Ming and That Dragon Boat Race

1992-05-15

Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)

1993-07-13

Davey Allisson, race car drive, dies in a plane crash at 32

1994-04-30

Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31

1994-07-07

Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)

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

1995-05-30

Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)

1995-10-10

John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31

1997-10-04

Sheila McGibbon, The Last of a Dyin' Race

1998-03-31

Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)

1999-04-18

Gian Carlo Rota, Race for the Superbomb

1999-09-22

John Edward Weems, Peary's Race for the North Pole

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)

2000-09-10

Ben Wicks, The Circus/Chance and the Bird Bath/The Bathtub Race

2000-09-15

Carlo del Monte, Rat Race

2000-12-18

Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)

2000-12-24

John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)

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)

2001-08-25

Ken Tyrrell, former race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)

2001-09-01

Brian Moore, The Race for the Championship

2001-10-04

Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)

2002-04-29

Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)

2003-03-18

Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)

2003-04-30

Peter 'Possum' Bourne, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1956)

2003-12-04

Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)

2004-06-27

Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)

2004-07-05

Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)

2004-10-24

Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)

2004-10-24

Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)

2005-01-07

Pierre Daninos, The French, They Are a Funny Race

2005-02-13

Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)

2005-04-14

Aulis Hämäläinen, The Job Race

2005-08-14

Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)

2006-02-15

Xavier Barquet, Bikini Beach Race

2006-03-17

Lumumba Carson, Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama

2006-03-26

Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)

2006-08-24

Rocco Petrone, Race to the Moon: The Tragedy of Apollo One

2007-01-02

Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)

2007-01-09

Laurence Heath, Race to Death

2007-04-25

Frank D. Strong, The Great Race

2007-09-03

Steve Fossett, The Great Balloon Race

2007-09-27

Wally Parks, Race Cars

2007-09-28

Charles B. Griffith, Death Race

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)

2008-03-15

David Low, Race to the Moon

2008-08-16

Roberta Collins, Death Race 2000

2008-08-28

Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)

2008-10-26

Margaretta Groark, The Race Begins

2008-11-11

Arthur A. Ross, The Great Race

2009-06-22

Steve Race, Episode #7.13

2009-10-25

Martti Palo, The Job Race

2010-09-22

Patricia Hutchence, Death Race 2000

2011-01-29

Stuart Brotman, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

2011-12-08

Nancy Hoyt, The Race Begins

2011-12-18

John Rex, Race and the Inner City

2012-06-03

Roy Salvadori, Race of Giants

2013-02-12

Reg Turnill, British Space Race

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

2014-02-10

Stuart Hall, Race, the Floating Signifier

2014-05-07

Colin Pillinger, British Space Race

2015-03-14

Ib Melchior, Death Race

2015-03-28

Dennis Eadie, 90th Boat Race

2015-05-14

John Favorite, Death Race 2000

2018-03-27

Dick Wilmarth, first winner of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, dies at 75


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