This Week in Racing History (June 21-27)

This Week in Racing History June 21 - John Cannon born (1937). - Piers Courage dies in accident during Dutch Grand Prix (1970). June 22 - Phil Kreuger born (1951). - Robert O'Brien becomes the first American ...

This Week in Racing History

June 21 - John Cannon born (1937).

- Piers Courage dies in accident during Dutch Grand Prix (1970).

June 22 - Phil Kreuger born (1951).

- Robert O'Brien becomes the first American born driver to compete in a Formula One World Championship race. He starts 22nd (last) and finishes 14th in the European GP at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (1952).

June 23 - Bob Harkey born (1930).

June 24 - Juan Manuel Fangio born in Mar del la Plata, Argentina (1911).

June 25 - Joe Bessey born (1961).

June 26 - Erwin Kremer born (1937).

- Paul Frere and Olivier Gendebien win the 24 Hours of Le Mans driving a Ferrari TR60 (1960).

June 27 - Fortynine year old Clemente Biondetta drives his Alfa Romeo to victory in the first post- WWII Mille Miglia, at an average speed of 69.9 mph/112.2 kph. It is his second of four consecutive Mille Miglia wins (1947).

- Johnny Herbert born (1947).

Previous installments of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).

Michael Stucker Anadrill Schlumberger, Sugar Land, Texas stucker@$sugar-land.spc.slb.com Remove "$" from email address above. Copyright Michael J. Stucker 1998

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