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Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal
-- b.1/10/1953Auto RacerMisc: Formula One; 15x Indianapolis 500 winner; co-founder of Rahal Letterman Racing; some say b. 1954
-- b.10/17/1979 N.S.Auto Racer, FinnishNames/Places: NN: The Ice Man
-- b.10/23/1960MotorcyclistMisc: former American Grand Prix road racer; AMA Superbike
-- b.12/14/1924Skier, Olympic Athlete, FinnishMisc: cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
-- b.7/16/1928 d.11/23/2011 (83)Auto RacerMisc: Indianapolis 500 2nd place in 1952, 1957, and 1959, first place in 1960.
-- b.6/14/1917 N.S. d.4/8/1992 N.S. (74)Swimmer, Diver
-- b.7/14/1971Snowboarder, Olympic Athlete, CanadianMisc: gold medal snowboarder
-- b.3/15/1982 N.S.Motorcyclist, Australian
-- b.9/5/1939 d.12/15/2006 (67)Auto Racer, Swiss
-- b.7/25/1925 d.7/16/2006 (80)Skier, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
-- b.2/24/1936 d.7/24/1972 (36)Auto Racer
-- b.2/27/1939 d.3/22/1974 (35)Auto RacerMisc: 1971 Indianapolis pole winner
-- b.3/14/1927 d.4/18/1994 (67)Auto RacerMisc: was a stock car driver in the early 1950s
Willy T. Ribbs
-- b.1/3/1956Auto Racer
-- b.1/18/1966Auto Racer
-- b.7/1/1989 N.S.Auto Racer, Australian
-- b.1/3/1916 d.5/19/1991 (75)Runner
Sir Gordon Richards
-- b.5/5/1904 d.11/10/1906 (2)Jockey, BritishMisc: British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
-- b.6/7/1955 N.S. d.8/13/1989 N.S. (34)Auto RacerMisc: winner of 13 NASCAR races; d. of AIDS.
Edward V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker
-- b.10/8/1890 N.S. d.7/23/1973 N.S. (82)Aviator, Executive, Auto RacerMisc: "Ace of Aces"; WW1 & WW2 pilot; Eastern Airlines president; Indianapolis 500; Also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
-- b.1/26/1963Songwriter, Drummer, Hip-Pop Guitarist, Auto Racer, EnglishGroup Names: Wham!, soloist
-- b.4/18/1942 d.9/5/1970 (28)Auto Racer, German
-- b.3/19/1953Luger, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
-- b.1/4/1924 N.S. d.12/25/1989 N.S. (65)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
-- b.11/7/1886 N.S. d.5/24/1974 N.S. (87)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German
Edward Glenn Roberts Jr.
-- b.1/20/1929 d.7/2/1964 (35)Auto RacerNames/Places: NN:FireballMisc: one of the pioneering race car drivers of NASCAR; 1962 Daytona 500 winner; 33 race wins.
Glenn "Fireball" Roberts
-- b.1/20/1931 d.7/2/1964 (33)Auto RacerMisc: big NASCAR money winner; d. crash
Kenneth Leroy Roberts
-- b.12/31/1951MotorcyclistMisc: Grand Prix motorcycle racing
-- b.4/1/1952Sprinter, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-1972
-- b.11/28/1959Bicyclist, Irish
-- b.12/23/1947Runner, Track and FieldNames/Places: sometimes spelled Bill Rogers; RN:William Henry RodgersMisc: won Boston and New York City marathons 4 times each from 1975-80.
-- b.2/14/1942 N.S. d.11/1/1962 N.S. (20)Auto Racer, Mexican
-- b.2/5/1937Runner, Olympic Athlete, BelgiumeseMisc: Steeplechaser; world cross-country champion
-- b.3/24/1967Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: Alpine skier; 2-time Olympic medalist in Super-G; won silver at Albertville in 1992, then gold at Lillehammer in '94.
-- b.8/18/1991 N.S.Runner, Track and Field
-- b.6/27/1985 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.5/26/1906 d.1/1/1981 (74)Auto RacerMisc: Indianapolis 500
-- b.1/6/1939 N.S. d.4/15/2012 N.S. (73)Actor, Sports Commentator, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, AustralianMisc: won 3 gold medals at 1956 Olympics; added a gold, silver and bronze in 1960.
-- b.2/16/1979 N.S.Motorcyclist, Italian
-- b.2/26/1957Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
-- b.4/19/1942Auto Racer, Drag RacerMisc: NASCAR, sports car racing, drag racing; founder, CEO, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing
Barbara Jo Rubin
-- b.11/2/1923 N.S. d.2/8/2011 N.S. (87)Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Swimmer, Water Polo Player, ItalianMisc: in the International Swimming, Italian Basketball and the Basketball Halls of Fame
-- b.1/12/1928 d.3/23/2009 (81)Auto Racer
-- b.9/12/1956Auto RacerNames/Places: NN:The RoosterMisc: NASCAR
-- b.6/23/1940 d.11/12/1994 (54)Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldNames/Places: MN:GlodeanMisc: won 3 gold medals (100m,200m and 4x400m relay) at 1960 Olympics; also won relay silver in '56 Games.
-- b.4/17/1972 d.7/7/1975 N.S. (3)Racehorse
-- b.2/4/1963 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
-- b.3/12/1938Auto RacerNames/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TXMisc: NASCAR; Auto racer who became a race driver in 1959 and has since won 26 championship races. He won the Indy 500 3 times, in '74, '76 and '80. The '80 win was the first for a driver starting from the pole position.
-- b.11/18/1930Skier, Olympic AthleteMisc: cross country relay skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.3/11/1930 d.5/19/1997 (67)Auto Racer
-- b.8/23/1911 d.6/13/1998 (86)Skier, NorweiganMisc: world champion ski jumper, holder of five world titles in ski jumping, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36).
-- b.4/29/1947Congressperson, Runner, Track and FieldMisc: middle distance runner/world's outstanding athlete (1966); made the Olympic track team while in high school; broke 4 minute mile (Olympic-silver-1968)
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