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Mario AndrettiMay 30, 1969

Al Unser Jr.May 24, 1992

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Indianapolis 500 - Historical Events
Date Event
1909-08-19

Indianapolis 500 race track opens

1911-05-30

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

1912-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Joe Dawson wins in 6:21:06.144 (120.060 km/h)

1913-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)

1914-05-30

Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)

1915-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)

1916-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)

1919-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)

1920-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Gaston Chevrolet wins in 5:38:31.901 (142.617 km/h)

1921-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)

1922-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)

1923-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h)

1924-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)

1925-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Peter DePaolo wins in 4:56:39.401 (162.748 km/h)

1926-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)

1927-05-30

Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)

1928-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)

1929-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)

1930-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Bill Arnold wins (161.6 kph)

1931-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Louis Schneider wins in 5:10:27.948 (155.509 km/h)

1932-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)

1933-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)

1934-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)

1935-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)

1936-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:35:03.314 (175.530 km/h)

1937-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:24:07.861 (182.789 km/h)

1938-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Floyd Roberts wins in 4:15:58.362 (188.615 km/h)

1939-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)

1940-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:22:31.201 (183.911 km/h)

1941-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose wins in 4:20:36.266 (185.263 km/h)

1946-05-30

Indianapolis 500: George Robson wins in 4:21:16.711 (184.785 km/h)

1947-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h)

1948-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:10:23.286 (192.822 km/h)

1949-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Bill Holland wins in 4:07:15.939 (195.257 km/h)

1950-05-31

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

1951-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)

1952-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Troy Ruttman wins in 3:52:41.930 (207.480 km/h)

1953-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:53:01.668 (207.187 km/h)

1954-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich wins in 3:49:17.261 (210.567 km/h)

1955-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins

1956-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Pat Flaherty wins in 3:53:28.872 (206.785 km/h)

1957-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)

1958-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)

1959-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)

1960-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Jim Rathmann wins in 3:36:11.384 (223.324 km/h)

1961-05-30

Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:35:37.540 (223.908 km/h)

1962-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h)

1963-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)

1964-05-30

Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

1965-05-31

Indianapolis 500: Jim Clark wins in 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h)

1966-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)

1967-05-31

Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

1968-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)

1969-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

1970-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)

1971-05-29

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)

1972-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Mark Donohue wins in 3:04:23.851 (262.262 km/h)

1973-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)

1974-05-26

Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)

1975-05-25

Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 2:54:55.064 (240.135 km/h)

1976-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)

1977-05-29

Indianapolis 500: A J Foyt wins for a record 4th time

1978-05-28

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

1979-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:08:47.950 (255.723 km/h)

1980-05-25

Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:29:59.572 (229.914 km/h)

1983-05-29

Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)

1984-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)

1985-05-26

Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin

1986-05-30

Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

1987-05-24

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500

1988-05-11

Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

1989-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

1990-05-27

74th Indianapolis 500 runs

1991-05-19

Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500

1992-05-24

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

1993-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h)

1994-05-29

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

1995-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)

1996-05-26

Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)

1997-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indy 500

1998-05-24

Indianapolis 500: Eddie Cheever Jr wins in 3:26:40.524 (233.604 km/h)

1999-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Kenny Bräck wins in 3:15:51.182 (246.513 km/h)

2000-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)

2001-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)

2002-05-26

Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:00:10.871 (267.954 km/h)

2003-05-25

Indianapolis 500: Gil de Ferran wins in 3:11:56.989 (251.526 km/h)

2004-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Buddy Rice wins in 3:14:55.2395 (222.923 km/h)

2005-05-29

Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)

2006-05-28

Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

2007-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:44:03.5608 (244.257 km/h)

2008-05-25

Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins in 3:28:57.6792 (231.049 km/h)

2009-05-24

Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:19:34.6427 (241.913 km/h)

2010-05-30

Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 3:05:37.0131 (260.107 km/h)

2011-05-29

Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)

2012-05-27

Indianapolis 500: Dario Franchitti wins in 2:58.51.2532 (269.934 km/h)

2013-05-26

Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins in 2:40:03.4181 (301.644 km/h)

2016-05-30

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

2016-05-31

Rossi Earns More Than $2.5 Million for Indianapolis 500 Win

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Indianapolis 500 - Notable Birthdays

Mario AndrettiFeb 28, 1940

Indianapolis 500 - Birthdays
Date Event
1919-10-15

Chuck Stevenson, 1965 Indianapolis 500

1920-10-15

Chris Economaki, Indianapolis 500

1924-9-04

Bobby Grim, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1925-08-09

Len Sutton, 1965 Indianapolis 500

1926-11-01

Bob Veith, 1965 Indianapolis 500

1928-01-12

Lloyd Ruby, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1928-04-04

Bud Tingelstad, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1931-10-14

Dave Diles, Indianapolis 500

1932-08-04

Joe Leonard, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1934-02-20

Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)

1935-01-23

Jerry Grant, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1936-03-04

Jim Clark, race car driver (Indianapolis 500)

1937-03-18

Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)

1938-9-08

Larry Dickson, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1939-05-29

Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)

1940-02-28

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

1948-06-01

Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)

1950-03-09

Danny Sullivan, Indianapolis 500

1953-12-21

Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)

Indianapolis 500 - Weddings
Date Event
2005-11-05

2004 Indianapolis 500 racecar driver winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona

2005-11-19

Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona

Indianapolis 500 - Deaths
Date Event
1939-05-30

Floyd Roberts, Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)

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

1973-07-02

Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500

1974-03-22

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

1981-07-30

Bud Tingelstad, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1995-06-14

Bobby Grim, 1966 Indianapolis 500

1995-08-21

Chuck Stevenson, 1965 Indianapolis 500

2006-03-29

Bob Veith, 1965 Indianapolis 500

2006-12-04

Len Sutton, 1965 Indianapolis 500

2009-03-23

Lloyd Ruby, 1966 Indianapolis 500

2009-12-26

Dave Diles, Indianapolis 500

2011-11-23

Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83

2012-08-12

Jerry Grant, 1966 Indianapolis 500

2012-09-28

Chris Economaki, Indianapolis 500


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