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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



On this day
27 / 3 / 1983
Long Beach GP, USA, won by John Watson in a McLaren.

John Watson came through for a victory at the Long Beach GP in Southern California. "Wattie" and his McLaren finished ahead of his teammate, Niki Lauda (who set fastest lap) as they charged through the field from their 22nd and 23rd sports on the grid. Rene Arnoux, outside pole man finished third. Only those three finished on the same lap.