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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Don Vogler
Don Vogler
UNITED STATES

Born
4 / 6 / 1925
Died
1 / 5 / 1981

Don Vogler was from Glen Elynn, Ill. He was an American racing driver who raced on dirt ovals. He died at the Indianapolis Speedrome on May 1, 1981. His son, Rich Vogler also lost his life in a racing accident at Salem Speedway in 1990.

The Don and Rich were both competing in the United States Auto Club midget car feature when during the warmup Don suffered a fatal heart attack before crashing. Witnesses said that they saw Vogler clutch his chest before his car went out of control and hit the outside wall, flipping over.

He had just returned to competition having been banned for hitting an official.