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-- b.12/12/1936Auto RacerMisc: former long time Indy car driver
-- b.7/25/1927 d.9/9/2005 (78)Harness RacerMisc: winner of 4 Hambletonians; trainer-driver of Triple Crown winners in Trotting (Nevele Pride in 1968 and Super Bowl in '72) and Pacing (Most Happy Fella in 1970); entered 1994 with 3,778 career wins.
-- b.6/3/1967Swimmer, HungarianMisc: 2-time double gold medal winner in 200m and 400m individual medley at 1988 and '92 Olympics; also won both events in 1986 and '91 world championships; set world records in both at '91 worlds; first swimmer to break 2 minutes in 200m IM (1:59:36).
Glenn A. Davis
-- b.9/12/1934 d.1/18/2009 (74)NFL Player, College Football Player, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: has college football record 59 TDs
-- b.9/1/1972 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.8/13/1982Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
-- b.2/10/1964 d.11/13/1989 (25)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Pat Alan Day
-- b.5/8/1957Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
-- b.8/4/1958Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: U.S. middle distance runner; has held 7 separate American track & field records from the 800 to 10,000 meters; won both 1,500 and 3,000 meters at 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, but no Olympic medals.
Andre De Grasse
-- b.11/10/1994 N.S.Runner, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
-- b.4/25/1987 N.S.Actor, Singer, Skate BoarderGroup Names: A Dreadful FallTV Shows: Days of Our Lives
-- b.3/6/1935Runner, Olympic Athlete, IrishMisc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
-- b.6/5/1967Sprinter, Olympic AthleteMisc: 200m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
-- b.9/12/1977 N.S.TV Host, Auto Racer, AustralianTV Shows: Sunrise, Australia's Got Talent
-- b.12/18/1882 d.3/13/1956 (73)Auto Racer, ItalianMisc: Indianapolis 500; Land speed record breaker; an Italian-American racecar driving champion who won the 1915 Indianapolis 500.
-- b.2/27/1970JockeyMisc: won 598 wins in 1989
Donna de Varonna
-- b.4/26/1947TV Hostess, Sportscaster, Swimmer, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: Joanna Kerns' sisterMisc: won gold medals in 400 IM and 400 freestyle relay at 1964 Olympics; set 18 world records during career; co-founder of Women's Sports Foundation in 1974.TV Shows: ABC Sports
-- b.11/19/1966Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: fastest ever woman sprinter-hurdler; overcame thyroid disorder (Graves' disease) that sidelined her in 1989-90 and nearly resulted in having both feet amputated; won 1992 Olympic gold medal in 100 meters (10.82), then took 100-meter (10.82) and 100-meter hurdles (12.46) titles at 1993 World Championships.
-- b.2/4/1937Swimmer, AustralianMisc: 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.2/14/1990Actor, Swimmer, CanadianTV Shows: Ravenswood, Jane the Virgin (as Michael Cordero Jr.)
-- b.6/1/1926 d.10/28/1989 (63)Auto RacerMisc: a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.
-- b.11/2/1963Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German
-- b.12/27/1954Rower, Olympic Athlete, GermanNames/Places: DN: Ullrich Dießner;Misc: 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
-- b.12/27/1954Rower, Olympic Athlete, GermanNames/Places: DN: Walter Dießner;Misc: 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
James W. Dietz
-- b.4/27/1990 N.S.Auto RacerNames/Places: Richard Childress' grandson
-- b.2/27/1992 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.2/11/1961Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
-- b.9/15/1975Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
W. C. "Junie" Donlavey
-- b.4/8/1924 N.S. d.6/9/2014 N.S. (90)Auto RacerNames/Places: RFMN: Wesley ChristianMisc: former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner with a team based in Richmond.
Mark Neary Donohue
-- b.3/18/1937 d.8/19/1975 (38)Auto RacerNames/Places: NN:Captain Nice and Dick MonohueMisc: Sports car racing, Formula One, Indianapolis 500
-- b.11/26/1911 d.2/1/1943 (31)Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
Otis Paul Drayton
-- b.5/8/1939 d.3/2/2010 (70)Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
-- b.12/16/1964Sprinter, GermanMisc: long jumper and sprinter; East German before reunification in 1991; set world long jump record (24-2 1/4) in 1988; won long jump gold medals at 1992 Olympics and 1983 and '93 World Championships; won silver medal in long jump and bronze medals in both 100-and 200-meter sprints at 1988 Olympics.
-- b.4/21/1971SwimmerMisc: the youngest woman to swim the English Channel.
-- b.12/11/1947Horse Trainer, English
-- b.12/6/1876 d.7/26/1932 (55)Designer, Inventor, Manufacturer, Bicyclist, GermanMisc: Auto Manufacturer
Johnny "Earl Of" Dumfries
-- b.4/26/1958 N.S.Auto Racer, British
-- b.12/4/1989 N.S.Motorcyclist
-- b.1/10/1989 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
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