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Born on this day (23rd - May)

Ernst Klodwig

1903 - 1973


Joe James

1925 - 1952


Jim Mallory

1935 - 1972


Gerard Larrousse

1940


Wally Dallenbach Jr

1963


Didier Cottaz

1967


Laurent Aiello

1969


Bryan Herta

1970


Rubens Barrichello

1972



Died on this day (23rd - May)

Luigi Arcangeli

1902 - 1931


Ernst Henne

1904 - 2005



Louis Aimé Trintignant
FRANCE

Born
17 / 5 / 1903
Died
20 / 5 / 1933

Louis Trintignant was brother of Formula 1 driver Maurice Trintignant. He was born in Pont-St.-Esprit, France.

On the morning of the 20 may 1933, in the first session practice of the non-championship Grand Prix de Picardie. Louis Trintignant was confident in his car, a Bugatti T35C. The Bugatti was at top speed when a gendarme suddenly crossed the road. Trintignant swerved to avoid him and lost control. The car hit a kilometre-marker and rolled for 50 metres. As Trintignant was thrown out, his throat was cut by the windscreen which was glass. His body was lying on the ground by the roadside. Trintignant was killed instantly and the witnesses could do nothing for him other than cover his body with some newspapers.