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Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Butch Lindley
Butch Lindley
UNITED STATES

Born
25 / 3 / 1948
Died
6 / 6 / 1990
Butch Lindley was a well know American racing driver who had an accident that left him in a coma for over five years until he died in the summer of 1990.

Lindley was a well-known driver in the 1970s and early 80s who won several Busch National championships. He suffered an accident on a Saturday evening in the spring of 1985 at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, FL, United States. A trailing arm of his Chevrolet Camaro broke, throwing the car on a spin. It hit the wall on the driver's side of the car and reportedly, Lindley hit the wall with his head. Lindley remained in a coma for over five years until he died in the summer of 1990.