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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



Renaud de Montaignac
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FRANCE

Born
23 / 4 / 1851
Died
2 / 5 / 1898
Motor racing's first recorded fatality.

Renaud de Montaignac de Chauvance, Marquis de Montaignac, was born in the Château de Montaignac, Egletons, Haute-Corrèze, France, he became motor racing's first driver fatality when he crashed in Marsac-Le Sault du Chevalier, near Périgueux, France.

Shortly after the start of the Course de Perigueux, de Montariol, driving a Benz, waved his friend, the Marquis de Montaignac in a Landry Bairou, to pass. As he did so he took his hand off the tiller to wave back, lost control and crashed into his friend.

Montariol was thrown clear but his mechanic suffered fatal head injuries. de Montaignac overturned his own car and though he survived long enough to admit that the incident had been all his fault, he died shortly after.

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