Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)
The crash that killed Dale Earnhardt (#3) in the 2001 Daytona 500.
Regarded as one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR history, Earnhardt
won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of his career, including
the 1998 Daytona 500. He also won seven NASCAR Winston Cup
championships, tying for the most all-time with Richard Petty.
John Joseph Travolta is 63 years old today.
After dropping out of high school, Travolta moved to New York and landed a
role in a touring company’s production of Grease. He made his film debut as
John in the 1975 television movie The Tenth Level.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)