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-- b.6/9/1934 d.6/16/1989 (55)Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.1/6/1954Luger, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
-- b.4/2/1940 d.3/23/1981 (40)Auto Racer, Motorcyclist, BritishMisc: Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing
-- b.9/28/1968 N.S.Auto Racer, Finnish
-- b.1/4/1925 d.10/24/2003 (78)Skier, Olympic Athlete, FinnishMisc: 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956); a forestry technician
-- b.8/7/1951Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: (Olympic-bronze-1976); International Swimming Hall of Famer: U.S. Olympic team captain ; opening ceremonies U.S. flag bearer [1976); silver medalist: 400-meter medley , 200-meter butterfly , bronze: 100-meter butterfly; Doctor of Ophthalmology
Gary Hall Jr.
-- b.9/26/1974 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.7/23/1935Auto RacerMisc: Formula One, Indianapolis 500
-- b.10/26/1983 N.S.Skier
Bobby (Racer) Hamilton
-- b.5/29/1957 N.S. d.1/7/2007 N.S. (49)Auto RacerNames/Places: RN: Charles Robert Hamilton Sr.Misc: Stock Car Racer
-- b.1/7/1985 N.S.Auto Racer, English
-- b.3/28/1992 N.S.Auto Racer, English
-- b.7/20/1942 d.3/22/2017 N.S. (74)Auto Racer
-- b.11/18/1980 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.11/2/1951Runner, Olympic Athlete
-- b.3/27/1967NBA Forward, Drag Racer
Millard Frank Hampton
-- b.7/8/1956Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
-- b.3/30/1941Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, SwedishMisc: road race cycler (Olympic-bronze-1964)
Lee Edward "Chip" Hanauer
-- b.7/1/1954Hydroplane RacerMisc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; the third most successful Unlimited Hydroplane racer in history.
Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock
-- b.1/24/1910 N.S. d.9/14/1972 N.S. (62)Racing FigureMisc: Horse racing owner, considered the greatest breeder in history.
-- b.7/13/1914 d.6/27/1994 (79)Auto Racer
-- b.11/15/1939Kayaker, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic gold 1960
-- b.2/8/1930 d.9/8/2017 N.S. (87)Runner, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: aka Catherine Hardy LavenderMisc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
-- b.5/13/1984 N.S.Runner, Olympic Athlete
-- b.1/12/1879 d.1/19/1968 (89)Auto Racer
-- b.7/17/1975 N.S.Motorcyclist
Eddie James Hart
-- b.4/24/1949Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4x100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-72)
-- b.12/9/1932 d.11/26/2007 (74)JockeyNames/Places: RFN:William Jr.Misc: won Kentucky Derby 5 times (1957,60,62,64,69), Preakness 3 times (1956,64,69), but the Belmont only once (1960), also the first in 1956 to win $2,000,000 in a single year.
Butch (Larry) Hartman
-- b.5/11/1940 d.12/21/1994 (54)Auto Racer
-- b.12/8/1975 N.S.Auto Racer
William "Billy" Haughton
-- b.11/23/1923 d.7/15/1986 (62)Harness Racer, Horse TrainerMisc: won Little Brown Jug 4Xs, Hambletonian 4X's
-- b.5/12/1968Actor, Skate BoarderNames/Places: NN: The Birdman
-- b.4/16/1949Jockey, CanadianMisc: Horse Racing
John Michael Hawthorn
-- b.4/10/1929 d.1/22/1959 (29)Auto Racer, AustralianMisc: the first British world-champion driver (1958)
-- b.7/30/1981 N.S. d.5/22/2017 N.S. (35)MotorcyclistNames/Places: NN: The Kentucky Kid
-- b.4/4/1975 N.S.Motorcyclist
Donald Mitchell Healey
-- b.7/3/1898 d.1/13/1988 (89)Auto Racer, BritishMisc: a noted English car designer, rally driver and speed record holder; founder of the Donald Healey Motor Company
-- b.1/11/1939Skier, Olympic Athlete, CanadianMisc: slalom (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.9/27/1959Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
-- b.6/14/1958Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: b. in Madison, Wis.Misc: 3-time overall world champion (1977-79), the first to win all 5 men's gold medals at 1980 Winter Olympics setting new records in each; Sullivan Award winner (1980).
-- b.12/2/1960Speed Skater
-- b.12/31/1950Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: (Olympic-bronze-1976)
-- b.1/17/1949Skier, Olympic Athlete, SwissMisc: giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
-- b.5/29/1954Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Joseph Riddick "Rick" Hendrick
-- b.7/12/1949Auto RacerMisc: an owner of the American NASCAR team, Hendrick Motorsports, and founder of the Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Marrow Program.
-- b.4/1/1929 d.9/28/1990 (61)Auto RacerMisc: Modified racing
-- b.7/12/1949 N.S.Sports Owner, Racing FigureMisc: in the NASCAR Hall of Fame; founder of Hendrick Motorsports
-- b.9/6/1955Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
-- b.6/6/1935Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
-- b.1/7/1929 d.3/1/2009 (80)Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-gold-1952
-- b.12/15/1943Canoer, Olympic Athlete, HungarianMisc: 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)
-- b.2/6/1947 d.6/14/2010 N.S. (63)Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968)
-- b.1/2/1987 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Yugoslav
-- b.9/17/1960Auto Racer, English
-- b.2/15/1929 d.11/29/1975 (46)Auto Racer, EnglishMisc: Formula One; Indianapolis 500; won the Grand Prix world championship in 1962 and 1968 and the Indianapolis 500 in 1966
-- b.4/20/1927 d.8/28/2008 (81)Auto RacerMisc: first U.S. driver to win Formula One championship (1961); 3 career wins (1958-64).
-- b.12/26/1908 d.10/17/1994 (85)Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
-- b.1/29/1906 d.3/6/1968 (62)Yachtsperson, Holland (deprecated-is Dutch)Misc: Olympic-gold-1920
-- b.11/14/1954Bicyclist, FrenchMisc: Tour de France
-- b.7/12/1880 d.4/3/1969 (88)Horse Trainer
-- b.1/1/1907 d.8/2/1931 (24)Runner, Olympic Athlete, JapaneseMisc: 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
-- b.5/9/1939Auto Racer, English
-- b.10/5/1941SwimmerMisc: holder of the record for the greatest distance covered (299 miles) in a continuous swim.
-- b.4/17/1962Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)
Alvah Robert "Al" Holbert
-- b.11/11/1946 d.9/30/1988 (41)Auto RacerMisc: an American automobile racing driver who was a five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series.
-- b.1/28/1900 d.11/2/1960 (60)Runner, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: Olympics 1928
-- b.12/6/1913 d.1/31/2004 (90)Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: won gold medal in 100m backstroke at 1932 Olympics; thrown off '36 U.S. team for drinking champagne in public and shooting craps on boat to Germany.
-- b.2/27/1910 d.10/10/1948 (38)Auto RacerMisc: holds record for most consecutive national titles [three, 1946-48]
Ronald Lee "Ron" Hornaday Jr.
-- b.6/20/1958 N.S.Auto Racer
Sam Hornish Jr.
-- b.7/2/1979Auto Racer
-- b.4/4/1944Rower, Olympic Athlete
-- b.3/23/1976 N.S.Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Scotish
-- b.4/15/1940Bobsledder, Discus Thrower, Olympic Athlete, Shotputter, SwissMisc: 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972); decathlete.
-- b.11/17/1948 d.1/31/2014 N.S. (65)Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, SpanishMisc: Olympic bronze 1972
Tony Hulman Jr.
-- b.2/11/1901 d.10/27/1977 (76)Sports Executive, Auto RacerNames/Places: RN:Anton "Big Tone"Misc: Owner of the Indianapolis Speedway and President who coined "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!"
Denis Clive "Denny" Hulme
-- b.6/18/1936 d.10/4/1992 (56)Auto Racer, New ZealandMisc: Formula One (1967)
-- b.8/29/1947 d.6/15/1993 (45)Auto Racer, British
James Simon Wallis Hunter
-- b.8/29/1947 d.6/15/1993 (45)Auto Racer
-- b.7/11/1931TV/Movie Actor, Producer, Singer, Motorcyclist, Figure SkaterNames/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Arthur Andrew GelienMisc: retired from acting in 1992TV Shows: Tab Hunter Show (as Paul Morgan), Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as George Shumway)Movie Titles: Damn Yankees, Polyester, Lust in the Dust
-- b.12/5/1932 d.1/6/1989 (56)Auto Racer
-- b.12/26/1965Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
-- b.6/3/1958Runner, KenyanMisc: distance runner; 3-time winner of Boston Marathon (1988,91-92) and first African runner to win in Boston; won New York Marathon in 1987.
-- b.12/10/1920 d.12/1/2011 (90)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Danish (Denmark)Misc: 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936), 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
-- b.1/17/1925 d.5/13/1996 (71)Auto RacerMisc: leading crew chief in NASCAR stock car racing in the 1960s through the 1980s
-- b.8/26/1934 N.S. d.4/28/2018 N.S. (83)Auto Racer
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