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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Juha Kankkunen
Juha Kankkunen
FINLAND

Born
2 / 4 / 1959
Juha Kankkunen is a four-time World Rally Champion, which is a record matched only by his fellow Finn and good friend Tommi Makinen. His first WRC win was in Safari '85. The next year he won the Championship with Peugeot and then again in '87 with Lancia. In 1991, after a classic fight with Carlos Sainz, he got his third title and again in 1993, with the same marque. Despite all the success Juha has remained in his attitudes the same farmer from a rural Finnish town as he used to be, although he has now his second home in Monaco.