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Born on this day (26th - March)

1893 - 1948


Charles Baumann

1896 - 1930


1928 - 2005


Lella Lombardi

1943 - 1992


Yojiro Terada

1947


Didier Pironi

1952 - 1987


Elio de Angelis

1958 - 1986


Martin Donnelly

1964


Christina Surer

1974


Blaise Alexander

1976 - 2001



Died on this day (26th - March)

Bob McLean

1933 - 1966


Joe Garson

1908 - 1984


John Habin

1915 - 2005


Paul Dana

1975 - 2006



On this day
26 / 3 / 1966
The Sebring 12 Hours Race featured a Trans-Am race for the first time. Won by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby in a Ford X-1 entered by Shelby American Inc

Tragedy strikes as driver Bob McLean is killed. Later in the race, four spectators are killed when Don Wester's Porsche 906 hits them while attempting to avoid Mario Andretti's spinning Ferrari. Dan Gurney's car, leading with four minutes left, stops on course. As he tries to push the car across the finish line, the Miles/Ruby Ford passes him in the final minute.