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Born on this day (25th - March)

Washington Roebling

1881 - 1912


Karl von Waldthausen

1907 - 1933


1911 - 1988


Breno Fornari

1925


Don Freeland

1925 - 2007


Fritz d'Orey

1938


Tom Weickardt

1947


Butch Lindley

1948 - 1990


Giniel de Villiers

1972


Danica Sue Patrick

1982



Died on this day (25th - March)

Billy Cotton

1899 - 1969


Juan Gaudino

1893 - 1975



On this day
22 / 3 / 1969
Sebring 12 Hour race won by John Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver in a Ford GT40.

Contenders fell out of the 'Sebring 12 Hour' World Sports Car Championship race one by one. The space frames on the new Porsche 908 Spyders broke up on the rough surface, the Penske Lola broke it's suspension after leading 17 laps, two Alfas overheated and the third threw a wheel, and wreckage from another car caused overheating on the only Ferrari 312P. The only surviving John Wyer Ford GT40, driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver, caught the crippled Chris Amon/Mario Andretti Ferrari just before the finish to take the win.