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-- b.5/28/1917 d.5/30/1964 (47)Auto Racer
-- b.11/17/1935 d.8/24/2009 (73)Skier, Olympic Athlete, AustrianNames/Places: aka:AntonMisc: was the first to win three alpine gold medals in the Winter Olympics--taking downhill, slalom and giant slalom events in 1956.
-- b.11/12/1914 d.3/12/2004 (89)Runner, Kayaker, Olympic Athlete, FinnishMisc: Olympic gold 1952
-- b.8/7/1958Runner, Track and Field, CubanMisc: Track Coach; 3x N.Y. & Boston Marathon winner
-- b.9/5/1952 d.10/??/1999 N.S. (0)RunnerMisc: holder of the world's fastest 100 meters by a blind man
-- b.11/13/1898 d.8/20/1974 (75)JockeyMisc: 1920s leading jockey
-- b.10/13/1972Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.9/23/1936Skier, SwissMisc: holder of the worlds record for skiing a descent of 60 degrees.
-- b.8/26/1946 d.7/2/1973 (26)Auto Racer
-- b.7/9/1900 N.S. d.9/2/1982 N.S. (82)Businessperson, Brewer, Yachtsperson
-- b.2/7/1977Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-1994
-- b.9/16/1944Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: who in 1972 won three gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games and became the first skater to win the 500-, 1,500-, 5,000-and 10,000-metre races at the world championships. He received his Olympic gold medals that year for the latter three distances.
-- b.4/30/1946 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: won 4 gold medals at 1964 Olympics, plus one gold and one silver in 1968; won Sullivan Award in 1964; set 8 world records in the 400-meter freestyle and 9 in the 200-meter in his career; Sullivan Award (U.S. outstanding athlete .
-- b.6/16/1995 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.5/29/1955Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR driver
-- b.11/18/1930Skier, Olympic Athlete, AustrianMisc: Ski Racer; slalom (Olympic-1968)
-- b.??/??/????Drag Racer
-- b.1/3/1969Auto Racer, German
-- b.2/7/1951Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete, West GermanMisc: bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
-- b.8/29/1921 d.12/23/1990 (69)Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR
William Ralph Seagraves
-- b.4/21/1929 d.9/27/1998 (69)Businessperson, Drag RacerMisc: initiated R.J. Reynolds sponorship of motorsports
-- b.2/4/1913 d.6/25/1939 (26)Auto Racer, English
-- b.2/15/1974 d.5/7/2002 (28)Racehorse
-- b.3/30/1970 d.10/4/1989 (19)RacehorseNames/Places: NN:Big RedMisc: won 1973 Triple Crown, set track records at the Kentucky Derby breaking the 2-minute mark, won at Belmont by 31 lengths, earned $1,316,808 in 3 yrs.
-- b.3/21/1960 d.5/1/1994 (34)Auto Racer, BrazilianMisc: formula-1 racer (1988 champ)
-- b.1/15/1919 d.1/1/1998 (78)Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
-- b.2/16/1946Kayaker, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
Wilbur Shaw Jr.
-- b.10/28/1926Auto Racer
Wilbur Shaw Sr.
-- b.10/31/1902 d.10/30/1954 (51)Auto RacerMisc: Indianapolis 500 champ 3x in 1937, 1939, and 1940
-- b.11/5/1918 d.11/1/1993 (74)Runner
-- b.1/11/1923 d.5/10/2012 (89)Auto RacerMisc: Sports car racing, Formula One, and founder of Carroll Shelby International; cult classic car designer
-- b.8/30/1944 d.3/11/1985 (40)Auto Racer
-- b.9/5/1884 d.1/4/1942 (57)RunnerMisc: middle-distance runner, the first to win two gold medals in individual events in the Olympic Games.
-- b.11/26/1934Runner, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.3/13/1995 N.S.Skier, Olympic Athlete
Willie "Bill" Shoemaker
-- b.8/19/1931 d.10/12/2003 (72)JockeyNames/Places: b. in Fabens, TexasMisc: made 40,350 starts, winning 8,833 races, 6,136 places, 4,987 shows, 1,009 state winners, four Kentucky Derby wins, two Preakness wins, five Belmont Stakes wins, and 11 Triple crown wins; he earned $123,375,524 in 1014 stakes wins; Jockey's Guild Pres, trainer; 3-time Eclipse Award winner as Jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continues to train horses; in 1956 he won $2 million.
-- b.10/31/1947Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, GermanMisc: won gold medal in marathon at 1972 Olympics, 1st U.S. marathoner to win in 64 years.
-- b.9/19/1974Actress, TV/Radio Talk Show Hostess, Singer, Skier, Model, Playmate, SwedishMisc: December 1996; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1997; RFMN:Karen Victoria
-- b.11/11/1994 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
-- b.11/30/1937 N.S. d.7/13/1967 N.S. (29)Bicyclist, English
-- b.3/8/1939Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64; became the first athlete to win four gold medals in a single Winter Olympic competition (1964). The combination of these four medals with the two she had won in 1960 made her also the first athlete to earn six gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games.
James "Tod" Sloan
-- b.8/10/1874 d.12/21/1933 (59)JockeyMisc: popularized the "monkey crouch" riding style
-- b.2/29/1952Skier, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)
-- b.7/21/1949Jockey, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
Brian (Skater) Smith
-- b.10/26/1973Speed Skater
-- b.3/2/1927 N.S.Auto RacerMisc: promoter and owner/CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports Inc.
-- b.1/15/1932Actor, Stuntman, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: Olympic Gold 1952
Francie Larrieu Smith
-- b.11/23/1952Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, AmericanNames/Places: aka Francie Larrieu-LutzMisc: 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
-- b.7/31/1916 d.3/4/2006 (89)Auto RacerMisc: tied for the second woman to race in NASCAR at the top level.
Ollen Bruton Smith
-- b.3/3/1927Auto RacerMisc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame; promoter and CEO of NASCAR track owner Speedway Motorsports Inc.
-- b.9/23/1983 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.8/14/1944JockeyNames/Places: Fred Astaire's wife; LN:Astaire
Ronnie Ray Smith
-- b.3/28/1949 d.3/31/2013 N.S. (64)Sprinter, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
-- b.6/6/1944AFL Figure, Football Wide Receiver, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: an Olympic gold medal sprinter, expelled from Olympic Village for raising black-gloved fist and bowing head during the playing of the U.S. anthem to protest racism in the U.S.; held the world record for the 200-metre dash with turn (1966-71), his best time being 19.83 seconds--the first time that the distance was run in less than 20 s--and for the straightaway 200-metre dash (1965-79), 19.5 s.
Marcia Jones Smoke
-- b.7/18/1941Canoer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
-- b.12/17/1938Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, New ZealandMisc: won the gold medal in 800m at 1960 Olympics, then won both the 800m and 1,500m at 1964 Games.
-- b.6/1/1948Auto RacerMisc: Indy 500 champ 1983
-- b.3/18/1987 N.S.Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
-- b.2/15/1957Sports Commentator, Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR driver
-- b.2/10/1950Swimmer, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: b. in ModestoMisc: set 23 world and 35 U.S. records; won all-time record 7 gold medals (4 individual, 3 relay) in 1972 Olympics; also won 4 medals (2 gold, a silver and a bronze) in 1968 Games for a total of 11; comeback attempt at age 41 foundered in 1991.
Kenley Dean "Ken" Squier
-- b.4/10/1935 N.S.Sportscaster, Auto Racer
-- b.1/1/1906 d.1/5/1987 (81)Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, CanadianMisc: Bronze 1932
-- b.4/1/1946 d.6/6/1992 N.S. (46)Luger, Olympic Athlete, AustrianMisc: 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)
-- b.3/18/1956Skier, Olympic Athlete, SwedishMisc: alpine skier; 3-time World Cup overall champ (1976-78); 86 World Cup wins in 16 years (1974-87); won 2 gold medals at 1980 Olympics.
-- b.9/1/1913 d.8/22/1998 (84)Horse TrainerMisc: Horse racing trainer who saddled an unprecedented 5 straight winners in Belmont Stakes (1982-86); also had two Kentucky Derby winners (1974,84); trained 1982 Horse of Year Con-quistador Cielo.
-- b.3/6/1963Actor, Sports Analyst, Jockey
Sir Jackie Stewart
-- b.6/11/1939Sports Commentator, Auto Racer, ScotishMisc: retired with 27 Formula One races and 3 world driving titles from 1965-73.
James Stewart Jr.
-- b.12/21/1985 N.S.MotorcyclistMisc: Motorcycle Racer
-- b.5/20/1971Auto RacerNames/Places: NN: Smoke
Tina Maria Stone
-- b.4/5/1934RunnerMisc: runner of the greatest distance in one year: 15,472 miles.
-- b.10/16/1985 N.S.Auto Racer, Australian
-- b.11/9/1948 d.6/23/2013 N.S. (64)Swimmer, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: aka Sharon Marie Stouder or Sharon Stouder ClarkMisc: Olympic Gold 1964
-- b.4/3/1971Skier, Olympic Athlete, AmericanMisc: Olympic Gold 94, three gold medals
-- b.4/11/1967Luger, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-1994
-- b.3/9/1950Auto RacerNames/Places: b. in Louisville, KYMisc: Indy-car racer (over 10 wins); 1985 Indy 500 champ
-- b.1/13/1947Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, SwedishMisc: Olympic gold 1968
-- b.2/11/1934Auto Racer, Motorcyclist, EnglishMisc: Formula One, Grand Prix motorcycle racing
-- b.8/9/1925 d.12/3/2006 (81)Auto Racer
Robert Charles "Bob" Sweikert
-- b.5/20/1926 N.S. d.6/17/1956 N.S. (30)Auto Racer
-- b.8/20/1956Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
-- b.1/5/1947Author, Sports Commentator, Runner, German
-- b.8/19/1985 N.S.Motorcyclist
-- b.4/3/1927Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, HungarianMisc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
-- b.5/24/1946 N.S. d.6/29/2018 N.S. (72)Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, PolishMisc: she held the world record in the 100m, the 200m and the 400m