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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Herman Schurch
UNITED STATES

Born
7 / 4 / 1903
Died
7 / 11 / 1931
Born in Switzerland, Schurch moved to American when he was still a boy.

He raced at Indy 500 three times, twice in 1929 and 1931 he failed to finish. However in 1930 he drove relief for Shorty Cantlon taking over on lap 147 and driving to the finish, coming home second.

He was killed in practice for a dirt track race at the Legion Ascot Speedway.