1922: José Froilán González, the Argentinian hero who gave Ferrari its first World Championship Grand Prix win, was born. He contested 26 races, winning twice for Ferrari – at Silverstone in 1951 and 1954. He also won Le Mans for Ferrari in 1954. He died, aged 90, in June 2013.
1949: German all-rounder Klaus Ludwig was born. He won Le Mans three times for Porsche and took three DTM titles – one for Ford and two for Mercedes. He also won the FIA GT title, alongside Ricardo Zonta, in 1998 for the Three-Pointed Star.
1962: American Michael Andretti was born. Son of US racing hero Mario Andretti, Michael won a record 42 CART Indy/Champ Car races. He never managed to win the big one, the Indianapolis 500, as a driver, but has overseen three wins as a team owner. He also raced for McLaren in F1 in 1993, taking a best finish of third in the Italian GP at Monza.
1969: Jochen Rindt secured his first F1 win, in the US GP at Watkins Glen. The Austrian’s Lotus was dominant, heading Piers Courage’s Brabham by 46 seconds. John Surtees completed the podium for BRM.
1974: Lancia’s sonorous V6-engined Stratos took its maiden WRC win in Sanremo. Local ace Sandro Munari took the mid-engined machine to a 7m43s victory over the Fiat 124 Abarth of Giulio Bisulli.
1992: Renault Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen was born. The Dane made his F1 debut in 2014 as reigning Formula Renault 3.5 Champion and finished second on his first appearance with McLaren in Melbourne. He was dropped by McLaren for 2015, but joined Renault for 2016.