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Born on this day (24th - May)

John Bolster

1910 - 1984


Hannu Olavi Mikkola

1942


1952


Guido Pardini

1953 - 2007


Lamberto Leoni

1953


Philip Verellen

1962 - 2002


Ivan Capelli

1963


Ricky Craven

1966



Died on this day (24th - May)

Claude Loraine Barrow

1873 - 1903


Albert Guyot

1881 - 1947


Herbert Müller

1940 - 1981


Dries van der Lof

1919 - 1990


Hitoshi Ogawa

1956 - 1992


Alfonso Garcia de Vinuesa

1958 - 1997



Louis Aimé Trintignant
FRANCE

Born
17 / 5 / 1903
Died
20 / 5 / 1933

Louis Trintignant was brother of Formula 1 driver Maurice Trintignant. He was born in Pont-St.-Esprit, France.

On the morning of the 20 may 1933, in the first session practice of the non-championship Grand Prix de Picardie. Louis Trintignant was confident in his car, a Bugatti T35C. The Bugatti was at top speed when a gendarme suddenly crossed the road. Trintignant swerved to avoid him and lost control. The car hit a kilometre-marker and rolled for 50 metres. As Trintignant was thrown out, his throat was cut by the windscreen which was glass. His body was lying on the ground by the roadside. Trintignant was killed instantly and the witnesses could do nothing for him other than cover his body with some newspapers.