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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Chula Chakrabongse
SIAM

Born
28 / 3 / 1908
Died
30 / 12 / 1963
The son of the Prince of Siam and his Russian wife, Ekatrina Desnitskaya, Prince Chula Chakrabongse, ran a racing team called White Mouse Racing for himself and his cousin Prince Bira.

Chula Chakrabongse was the son of the Prince of Siam, Chakrabongse, and his Russian wife, Ekatrina Desnitskaya. 

In England Chula met an Englishwoman, Elizabeth Hunter, or Lisba as she was more familiarly known. He reports that she was his "English 'dream girl'", with blonde hair and blue eyes. If the Thai side of the family disapproved of Chula and Lisba's love and the English side was no more welcoming. Nevertheless, the couple married in 1938 and, in 1956, after 18 years of marriage they had a daughter, Narisa.

When Bira came to England in 1927 he was supervised by his older cousin Prince Chula Chakrabongse. Prince Chula Chakrabongse, ran a racing team called White Mouse Racing and the 21-year-old Bira thought he might try his hand at motor racing.

In 1936 Chula's White Mouse team purchased an ERA for Bira to drive and he quickly became one of the leading exponents of this voiturette class of international racing. At the end of 1948 Bira's partnership with Prince Chula was dissolved.

Chula succumbed to cancer in 1964.