Michael Stucker, historian
This Week in Racing History
Bernd Rosemeyer, driving an Auto Union, wins the British Grand Prix at Donnington, the last race of the 750kg racing formula (1937).
James Hunt wins the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport, Ontario, in a McLaren M23 (1976).
Dario Franchitti wins the rain-soaked CART Texaco Grand Prix through the streets of Houston, Texas, USA (1998).
Pierre Goutte drives a Salmson to victory in the 124 mile race for 1100cc cars at Montlhery, France (1924).
Francois Cevert dies in a crash during practice for the United Staes Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York (1973).
Alfonso de Portago wins the Coupe de Salon at Montlhery, France, driving a Ferrari 250 GT (1956).
Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker, early 20th century racer, WWI fighter ace, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway between the world wars, founder of the Rickenbacker Motor Company, and founder of Eastern Airlines, is born in Columbus, Ohio, USA (1890).