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1935
Lorenzo Bandini... Born ... Formula One driver 1961 to 1967. He died of burns as a result of a crash in the Monaco Grand Prix , May 1967.
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1974
Rex Easton ... Died ... Rex competed in some sprint cars, but was mainly a midget chauffeur who was always up front in competition. His career was evenly divided between the AAA and USAC years. In USAC competition, he won 21 features which places him 21st in the all- time USAC feature wins ranking. Rex Easton won the 1954 Midwest Midget title and just missed taking the National Championship that year, losing out to Jack Turner in the last race of the season. Rex placed second in the 1957 and 1958 USAC National Midget Division points races and won the USAC Midwest Championship in 1958.
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