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Historical Calendar: Open Wheel Racing

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Open Wheel Racing

Historical Calendar: Open Wheel Racing

January 1
1981-Zsolt Baumgartner born

January 2
1969-Robby Gordon born

January 3
1956-Willy T. Ribbs born

January 6
1924-Dick Rathmann born

January 10
1953-Bobby Rahal born
1958-Eddie Cheever born

January 13
1957-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 16
1935-A.J. Foyt born
1955-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 17
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 18
1953-Alberto Ascari wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 19
1958-Stirling Moss wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 22
1956-Luigi Musso wins the Argentine Grand Prix

January 26
Edgar Barth born

February 3
1950-Rocky Moran born

February 13
1948-Jim Crawford born

February 14
1944-Ronnie Peterson born

February 17
1922-Marshall Teague born

February 20
1959-Scott Brayton born

February 25
1932-Tony Brooks born

February 27
1945-Steve Chassey born

February 28
1940-Mario Andretti born

March 9
1950-Danny Sullivan born

March 11
1953-Derek Daly born

March 12
1938-Johnny Rutherford born
1963-John Andretti born

March 14
1961-Hiro Matsushita born

March 16
2008-Lewis Hamilton wins the Australian Grand Prix

March 20
1952-Geoff Brabham born

December 20
1913-George Abecassis born

March 24
1960-Scott Pruett born

March 26
2006-Paul Dana dies in IRL practice in Homestead, Miami

March 31
1956-Kevin Cogan born
1960-Jon Beekhuis born

April 8
1990-Rick Mears wins the Autoworks 200

April 14
1964-Jeff Andretti born

April 15
1963-Michael Greenfield born

April 22
1990-Al Unser, Jr. wins the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

May 12
1968-Graham Hill wins the Spanish Grand Prix

May 13
1950-Nino Farina wins the British Grand Prix
1956-Stirling Moss wins the Monaco Grand Prix

May 14
1972-Jean Pierre Beltoise wins the Monaco Grand Prix

May 18
1958-Maurice Trintignant wins the Monaco Grand Prix

May 19
1957-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Monaco Grand Prix

May 20
1965-Edgar Barth died

May 22
1955-Maurice Trintignant wins the Monaco Grand Prix

May 26
1958-Stirling Moss wins the Dutch Grand Prix

May 27
1951-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Swiss Grand Prix

May 27
1990-Arie Luyendyk wins the Indianapolis 500
2007-Dario Franchitti wins the 91st Indianapolis 500

May 28
1953-Tero Palmroth born
2006-Sam Hornish, Jr. wins the 90th Indianapolis 500

May 29
1939-Al Unser born
2005-Dan Wheldon wins the 89th Indianapolis 500

May 30
1911-Ray Harroun wins the Inaugural Indianapolis 500
1912-Joe Dawson wins the 2nd Indianapolis 500
1913-Jules Goux wins the 3rd Indianapolis 500
1914-Rene Thomas wins the 4th Indianapolis 500
1916-Dario Resta wins the 6th Indianapolis 500
1921-Tommy Milton wins the 9th Indianapolis 500
1922-Jimmy Murphy wins the 10th Indianapolis 500
1923-Jimmy Murphy wins the 11th Indianapolis 500
1924-L.L. Corum and Joe Boyer win the 12th Indianapolis 500
1925-Pete DePaolo wins the 13th Indianapolis 500
1928-Louis Meyer wins the 16th Indianapolis 500
1929-Ray Keech wins the 17th Indianapolis 500
1930-Billy Arnold wins the 18th Indianapolis 500
1931-Louis Schneider wins the 19th Indianapolis 500
1932-Fred Frame wins the 20th Indianapolis 500
1933-Louis Meyer wins the 21st Indianapolis 500
1934-Bill Cummings wins the 22nd Indianapolis 500
1935-Kelly Petillo wins the 23rd Indianapolis 500
1936-Louis Meyer wins the 24th Indianapolis 500
1938-Floyd Roberts wins the 26th Indianapolis 500
1939-Wilbur Shaw wins the 27th Indianapolis 500
1940-Wilbur Shaw wins the 28th Indianapolis 500
1941-Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose win the 29th Indianapolis 500

May 31
1915-Ralph DePalma wins the 5th Indianapolis 500
1919-Howdy Wilcox wins the 7th Indianapolis 500
1920-Gaston Chevrolet wins the 8th Indianapolis 500
1926-Frank Lockhart wins the 14th Indianapolis 500
1927-George Souders wins the 15th Indianapolis 500
1937-Wilbur Shaw wins the 25th Indianapolis 500
1954-Bill Vukovich wins the Indianapolis 500

June 1
1948-Tom Sneva born
1964-Davy Jones born

June 3
1956-Peter Collins wins the Belgian Grand Prix
1958-Erwin Bauer died
1990-Al Unser, Jr. wins the Miller Genuine Draft 200

June 4
1950-Nino Farina wins the Swiss Grand Prix

June 5
1955-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Belgian Grand Prix

June 7
1953-Alberto Ascari wins the Dutch Grand Prix

June 11
1950-Pancho Carter born

June 15
1958-Tony Brooks wins the Belgian Grand Prix
1993-James Hunt died

June 17
1951-Nino Farina wins the Belgian Grand Prix
1990-Michael Andretti wins the Valvoline Detroit Grand Prix

June 18
1950-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Belgian Grand Prix

June 20
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Belgian Grand Prix

June 21
1953-Alberto Ascari wins the Belgian Grand Prix

June 22
1951-Phil Krueger born

June 24
1990-Michael Andretti wins the Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200

July 1
1951-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the French Grand Prix
1956-Peter Collins wins the French Grand Prix

July 2
1950-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the French Grand Prix
2006-Michael Schumacher wins the United States Grand Prix, becoming the first five-time winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

July 4
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the French Grand Prix

July 5
1953-Mike Hawthorn wins the French Grand Prix

July 6
1952-Alberto Ascari wins the French Grand Prix
1958-Mike Hawthorn wins the French Grand Prix.  Luigi Musso died in the event.

July 7
1952-Stan Fox born
1957-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the French Grand Prix

July 8
1954-Dale Coyne born
1990-Danny Sullivan wins the Budweiser Cleveland Grand Prix

July 14
1951-Jose Froilan Gonzalez wins the British Grand Prix
1956-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the British Grand Prix

July 15
1990-Michael Andretti wins the Marlboro Grand Prix

July 16
1955-Stirling Moss wins the British Grand Prix
1962-Scott Atchison born

July 17
1912-Erwin Bauer born
1954-Jose Froilan Gonzalez wins the British Grand Prix

July 18
1945-Randy Lewis born
1953-Alberto Ascari wins the British Grand Prix

July 19
1952-Alberto Ascari wins the British Grand Prix
1958-Peter Collins wins the British Grand Prix
2009-Henry Surtees dies in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch

July 20
1957-Stirling Moss wins the British Grand Prix

July 22
1990-Al Unser, Jr. wins the Molson Indy Toronto

July 28
1924-Luigi Musso born

July 29
1951-Alberto Ascari wins the German Grand Prix

August 1
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the German Grand Prix

August 2
1953-Nino Farina wins the German Grand Prix

August 3
1952-Alberto Ascari wins the German Grand Prix
1958-Tony Brooks wins the German Grand Prix.  Peter Collins dies from injuries sustained during the race.

August 4
1957-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the German Grand Prix

August 5
1936-Gordon Johncock born
1956-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the German Grand Prix
1990-Al Unser, Jr. wins the Marlboro 500

August 16
1950-Bernard Jourdain born

August 17
1952-Alberto Ascari wins the Dutch Grand Prix

August 18
1957-Stirling Moss wins the Pescara Grand Prix

August 22
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Swiss Grand Prix

August 23
1953-Alberto Ascari wins the Swiss Grand Prix

August 24
1958-Stirling Moss wins the Portuguese Grand Prix

August 26
1990-Al Unser, Jr. wins the Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver

August 28
2008-Phil Hill died at the age of 81 in Salinas, California

August 28
1947-James Hunt born

August 31
1963-Bill Vukovich III born

September 2
1956-Stirling Moss wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 3
1950-Nino Farina wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 5
1954-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 7
1952-Alberto Ascari wins the Italian Grand Prix
1957-Tony Brooks wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 8
1957-Stirling Moss wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 9
1956-Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. born

September 10
1947-Guido Dacco born

September 11
1955-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Italian Grand Prix
1978-Ronnie Peterson died, the day after receiving injuries in the Italian Grand Prix

September 13
1953-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Italian Grand Prix

September 14
1957-Dominic Dobson born

September 16
1951-Alberto Ascari wins the Italian Grand Prix
1990-Michael Andretti wins the Red Roof Inns 200

September 21
1953-Arie Luyendyk born

September 23
1990-Michael Andretti wins the Texaco/Havoline 200

October 5
1962-Michael Andretti born

October 16
1934-Peter Ashdown born

October 19
1956-Didier Theys born
1958-Stirling Moss wins the Morocco Grand Prix
1965-John Jones born

October 21
1990-Danny Sullivan wins the Champion Spark Plug 300 Km

October 24
1954-Mike Hawthorn wins the Spanish Grand Prix

October 28
1951-Juan Manuel Fangio wins the Spanish Grand Prix

October 30
1951-Tony Bettenhausen born

October 31
Buddy Lazier born

November 6
1931-Peter Collins born

November 11
1926-Maria Teresa de Filippis (first woman in Formula 1) born
1957-Dean Hall born

November 16
1958-Roberto Guerrero born
1961-Mike Groff born

November 18
1941-Gary Bettenhausen born

November 25
1990-Bill Vukovich III died

December 3
1951-Rick Mears born

December 4
1957-Raul Boesel born

December 12
1946-Emerson Fittipaldi born

December 20
1991-George Abecassis died

December 20
1959-Scott Goodyear born

Last edited July 12, 2009






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