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-- b.12/19/1960Composer, Jazz Trumpeter, Yachtsperson, British
-- b.4/29/1951 d.2/18/2001 (49)Auto RacerMisc: 7-time NASCAR national champion (1980,86-87,90-91,93,94); Rookie of Year in 1979; Total prize money: over 34,000,000; Still 6th on the win list, but finished his career with 76; he finally won the Daytona 500 in 1998
-- b.10/10/1974Auto Racer
-- b.2/23/1928 d.9/26/1973 (45)Auto RacerNames/Places: father of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and grandfather of Dale Earnhardt Jr.Misc: NASCAR
-- b.4/1/1764 d.2/27/1789 (24)RacehorseMisc: an outstanding, undefeated 18th-century British Thoroughbred racehorse who was later a phenomenal success as a sire.
-- b.10/23/1906 d.11/30/2003 (97)Swimmer, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: b. in New York CityMisc: the youngest person to break a non-mechanical world record by swimming the 880 yard freestyle in 13:19, and first woman to swim the English Channel (6 August 1926); won 3 medals in 1924 Olympics.
-- b.8/15/1979 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.12/5/1963 N.S.Skier, Olympic Athlete, English
-- b.3/28/1972Luger, Olympic AthleteMisc: doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
-- b.11/30/1961Runner, Olympic Athlete, NigerianMisc: 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
-- b.8/16/1974Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian
-- b.10/8/1955Auto RacerMisc: holder of the record for the fastest average speed in an automobile race at 197.802 at Daytona; 2-time winner of Daytona 500 (1985,87); NASCAR national champ in 1988; entered 1994 with 39 NASCAR wins.
-- b.4/3/1942Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-1968
-- b.10/25/1958Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East GermanMisc: most wins, 8 gold, 2 silver, in '73 & '75; first woman to win 4 gold medals at one Olympics (1976), all in world-record time.
-- b.12/1/1943Luger, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: Olympic-gold-1964
-- b.12/30/1969 N.S.Actor, Stuntman, SnowboarderTV Shows: Jackass (stuntman)Movie Titles: Jackass
-- b.6/20/1961Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, East GermanMisc: Olympic-gold-1980, 84
-- b.1/28/1986 N.S.Runner, Olympic Athlete, English
-- b.2/10/1970Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics 1994
-- b.12/11/1927 d.12/27/2015 N.S. (88)Skier, Olympic Athlete, NorweiganMisc: giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952)
Misc: the first man to complete a "triple crossing" swim of the English Channel. It took 38 hours and 27 minutes.
-- b.5/23/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won 3 individual gold medals (400m & 800m freestyle, 400m IM) at 1988 Olympics; 1989 Sullivan Award winner; entered 1 993 as world record-holder in 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles; won 1 gold (800m) and 1 silver (400m) at 1992 Olympics.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: dominant quarter-miler in world from 1966-72; world record in 400m at 1968 Olympics stood 20 years.
-- b.7/23/1941 d.10/24/1985 (44)
Misc: won nine NASCAR National Modified Championships
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1988
-- b.2/25/1918 d.4/4/1996 (78)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
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