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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



Arthur Thurman
Arthur Thurman
UNITED STATES

Born
? / ? / 1879
Died
31 / 5 / 1919
Arthur Thurman was from Washington, DC. He filed an entry to drive a National racing car in the races at Winfield on May 13, 1915 although it is unclear if he actually started any of the races that day.  Driving his own Duesenberg Number 18, Thurman qualified eighteenth for the 1919 Indianapolis "500" with a speed of 98 m.p.h. but he crashed and was killed and his riding mechanic, Nicholas Molinero, was critically injured in the third turn on the 44th lap.