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-- b.4/15/1929 d.9/3/2015 N.S. (86)Businessperson, Rower, Olympic Athlete, BritishNames/Places: RN: George Adrian Hayhurst CadburyMisc: chairman of Cadbury candies and Cadbury Schweppes
-- b.11/16/1959Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, JamaicanMisc: relayer; Olympic silver 1988
-- b.3/23/1921 d.1/4/1967 (45)Speedboat Racer, BritishMisc: was killed in a jet-powered boat trying to crack the 300-mph mark on water.
-- b.4/3/1973Hockey Figure, Motorcyclist, Olympic AthleteMisc: US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
-- b.4/8/1955Harness RacerMisc: 3-time winner of Hambletonian; 3-time Driver of Year; first driver to go over $100 million in career winnings; entered 1994 with 6,308 career wins.
Sir Malcolm Campbell
-- b.3/11/1885 d.12/31/1948 (63)Auto Racer, BritishMisc: Grand Prix motor racing; the first boat racer to travel 5MPH and the first to travel 300 MPH in an automobile
Tedford H. Cann
-- b.9/3/1897 N.S. d.1/26/1963 N.S. (65)Naval Officer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
-- b.5/20/1936Auto Racer
Otto Wilhelm Rudolf Caracciola
-- b.1/30/1901 d.9/28/1959 (58)Auto Racer, GermanMisc: Grand Prix motor racing
-- b.6/5/1990 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Spanish
-- b.6/3/1921 N.S. d.8/2/2016 N.S. (95)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, AustralianMisc: Swimming Coach
-- b.11/19/1965Skier, Olympic Athlete
-- b.11/27/1979Motocross Racer
-- b.3/21/1934Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-silver-1960
-- b.2/26/1957Bicyclist, Olympic AthleteMisc: 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
-- b.11/16/1942Jockey, Scotish
-- b.6/11/1950Auto Racer
-- b.1/18/1945 d.10/26/1975 N.S. (30)Auto Racer
-- b.9/8/1960 d.10/3/1990 (30)Celebrity Relative, Speedboat RacerNames/Places: Princess Caroline's hubby
-- b.2/3/1943 N.S. d.10/12/2009 N.S. (66)Swimmer, ItalianMisc: Swimming Coach
-- b.5/10/1975Auto Racer, Brazilian
-- b.1/11/1963Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: won 3 gold medals (2 individual) at 1984 Olympics; set 5 world records and won 48 U.S. national titles from 1978-84; Sullivan Award winner (1978); 2-time Honda Broderick Cup winner (1982,84).
-- b.5/1/1960JockeyNames/Places: b. in Covington, KYMisc: 1978 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Affirmed
-- b.5/21/1985 N.S.Bicyclist, English
Arthur Rowland Channel Tums Cavill
-- b.8/24/1877 N.S. d.3/1/1914 N.S. (36)Swimmer, Australian
Charles Claude Cavill
-- b.12/19/1870 N.S. d.5/22/1897 N.S. (26)Swimmer, Australian
-- b.11/9/1918 N.S. d.3/15/1995 N.S. (76)Swimmer, AmericanMisc: crossed the English Channel in 1950 and set a record from Wissant, France, to Dover, England, in 14 hours, 20 minutes, and England to France in 1951 and 1955.; Dominant distance swimmer of 1950s.
-- b.11/29/1946Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics 1968; Alias Suzy Chapstik
-- b.5/19/1928 d.12/16/1983 (55)Businessperson, Auto Racer, BritishMisc: auto designer, Lotus Cars founder
Andrew Murray "Boy" Charlton
-- b.8/12/1907 N.S. d.12/10/1975 N.S. (68)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
-- b.1/10/1959Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84)
-- b.1/10/1958Auto Racer
-- b.11/26/1931Skier, Olympic Athlete, ItalianMisc: downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
-- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, SwissMisc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac
Sir Francis Chichester
-- b.9/17/1901 d.8/26/1972 (70)Yachtsperson, BritishMisc: the first to sail solo around the world
-- b.9/21/1945Auto Racer
-- b.4/2/1960Runner, JamaicanMisc: sprinter; won 100-meter gold medals at both 1992 Olympics (9.96) and '93 World Championships (9.87)
-- b.4/11/1945 d.8/8/1970 (25)Racehorse
James "Jim" Clark
-- b.3/4/1936 N.S. d.4/7/1968 N.S. (32)Auto Racer, ScotishMisc: Formula One; Indianapolis 500; former world driving champ
Steve (Swimmer) Clark
-- b.6/17/1943 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic Gold medalist ; broke nine world swimming records from 1960-65 in short-course times
-- b.2/21/1937 d.6/17/2015 N.S. (78)Mayor, Runner, Track and Field, AustralianMisc: held 19 records
-- b.6/15/1989 N.S. d.8/7/2016 N.S. (27)Auto Racer
-- b.12/19/1941Motorcyclist, Runner, Olympic Athlete, CubanMisc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
Barbara Ann Cochran
-- b.1/4/1951Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
-- b.2/5/1950Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-1972
-- b.12/11/1951Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: 1972 Olympics
-- b.4/1/1885 N.S. d.4/11/1963 N.S. (78)Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, AmericanMisc: Swimming Coach
Sebastian Newbold Coe
-- b.9/29/1956Politician, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, FrenchMisc: won gold medal in 1500m and silver medal in 800m at both 1980 and '84 Olympics; although retired, still holds world records in 800m and 1000m; elected to Parliament as Conservative in 1992.
-- b.3/31/1956Auto Racer
-- b.6/11/1966Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-2 gold-1984
-- b.3/10/1982 N.S.Skate Boarder, Olympic Athlete
Dennis W. Conner
-- b.9/16/1942 N.S.Yachtsperson, Olympic AthleteMisc: Americas Cup champ; Yachting pro; 4-time America's Cup-winning skipper aboard Freedom (1980), Stars & Stripes (1987) and the Stars & Stripes catamaran (1988), 1992; became first and only American skipper to lose Cup in 1983 when Australia II beat Liberty.
-- b.10/15/1875 d.??/??/1962BicyclistMisc: 1962 is the estimated death year
-- b.7/31/1945Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR modified championship racer
-- b.9/15/1919 N.S. d.1/2/1960 N.S. (40)Bicyclist, Runner, ItalianMisc: ran world record 45,798 km
Angel Cordero Jr.
-- b.11/8/1942Jockey, Puerto RicanNames/Places: b. in SanturceMisc: won over 6000 races & $100,000,000 purses; leading money winner, '76, '82-83; third on all-time list with 7,057 wins in 38,646 starts; won Kentucky Derby 3 times, Preakness twice and Belmont once; 2-time Eclipse Award winner (1982-83).
-- b.3/12/1963 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
-- b.8/23/1982Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
James Edward "Doc" Counsilman
-- b.12/28/1920 N.S. d.1/4/2004 N.S. (83)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, AmericanMisc: Swimming Coach who coached Indiana men's swim team to 6 NCAA championships (1968-73); coached the 1964 and '76 U.S. men's Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals (the Hoosiers' Mark Spitz won 7 in 1976); in 1979 became oldest person (59) to swim English Channel; retired in 1990 with dual meet record of 287-36-1.
-- b.3/24/1940 d.12/3/1973 (33)RacehorseMisc: 1943 Triple Crown winner
-- b.2/7/1908 N.S. d.4/23/1983 N.S. (75)Movie Actor, Swimmer, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: b. in Oakland, CA; RFMN:Clarence LindenMisc: Olympic-gold-1932; Silent film star; some say b. 1907 or b. Feb 2 1908Movie Titles: Tarzan (1933), Flash Gordon (serials), Buck Rogers (serials)
Billy "Crash" Craddock
-- b.6/16/1939 N.S.Country Singer, Auto RacerNames/Places: NN: Mr. Country Rock and The King of Country Rock Music; The nickname Crash is from his stock car racing hobby; b. in Greensboro, NCMisc: some say b. 1938 or 1940
-- b.10/1/1938 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, AustralianNames/Places: RN: Lorraine Joyce Thurlow
-- b.5/24/1966Sports Analyst, Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR
Ian Lowell Crocker
-- b.8/31/1982 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
-- b.1/11/1969Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-1994
Joaquim Carvalho Cruz
-- b.3/12/1963Runner, BrazilianMisc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
Briggs Swift Cunningham II
-- b.1/19/1907 d.7/2/2003 (96)Auto Racer, YachtspersonMisc: founder of Cunningham Racing
-- b.3/6/1926 N.S. d.6/26/2012 N.S. (86)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, AmericanMisc: won 2 gold medals and 1 silver in 1948 Olympics; set 4 world and 18 U.S. records during career; the first woman and swimmer to win Sullivan Award (1944).
-- b.4/20/1938 d.8/6/2017 N.S. (79)Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, AustralianMisc: won gold medals in 100 and 200 meters and 4x100m relay at 1956 Olympics; also won 400m gold at 1964 Olympics, co-holder of the most Olympic gold medals (4) in track and field by a woman; in the Australian Hall of Fame.
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