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Born on this day (22nd - February)

Willy Tischbein

1871 - 1946


Sir Francis Samuelson

1890 - 1981


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005


1910 - 1978


George Constantine

1916 - 1968


Marshall Teague

1922 - 1959


Jesus Iglesias

1922


1936 - 2002


1937 - 2002


Tim Mayer

1938 - 1964


Jorge de Bagration

1944 - 2008


Niki Lauda

1949



Died on this day (22nd - February)

Bertrand Faucigny-Lucinge

1898 - 1943


1928 - 2005



On this day
23 / 2 / 1958
Daytona Beach, Florida. The last race held on the Daytona beach & road course was won by Paul Goldsmith

Paul Goldsmith survived a duel with Curtis Turner and a missed turn on the last lap to win the last race held on the Daytona beach & road course. Goldsmith and Turner had a tremendous duel until 9 laps to go when Turner spun after being trapped behind a lapped car. Turner's spin gave Goldsmith a 10 second lead, but with his windshield wipers not working, Goldsmith drove past the North turn on the final lap and continued up the beach. He made a quick 180 and beat Turner to the line by 5 car lengths. The former Motorcycle champ & Indy 500 veteran was driving Smokey Yunick's Pontiac.