Born on this day: Hélène Boucher (23/05/1908 - 30/11/1934). French pilot in the early 1930s, who set several women's world speed records, including one which was also a world record for either sex. She was killed in an accident in 1934.
Born on this day: Rubens "Rubinho" Gonçalves Barrichello (23/05/1972). Brazilian racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2011, scoring 11 Grands Prix wins and 68 podiums. Barrichello drove for Ferrari from 2000 to 2005, as Michael Schumacher's teammate, enjoying considerable success including finishing as championship runner-up in 2002 and 2004. He also finished third in 2001 and 2009. Barrichello holds the record for most races in Formula One (322) and has
Born on this day: Dustin Aaron Moskovitz (22/5/1984). American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. In 2008, he left Facebook to co-found Asana with Justin Rosenstein. In March 2011, Forbes reported Moskovitz to be the youngest self-made billionaire in history, on the basis of his 2.34% share in Facebook.
Did you know: On this day in 2010 – Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Uefa Champions League final in Madrid, Spain to become the first, and so far only, Italian team to win the historic treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Champions League). Their arch-rivals Juventus would have equalled this record in 2015 & 2017, but they were beaten in
Did you know: On this day in 1906, the Wright brothers were granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
Born on this day: Mark Simon Cavendish MBE (21/051985). British professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI ProTeamTeam Dimension Data. As a track cyclist he specialises in the madison, points race, and scratch race disciplines and as a road racer he is a sprinter. In his first years as an elite track rider, Cavendish won gold in the madison at the 2005 and 2008 world championships riding for Great
Did you know: On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Born on this day: Dietrich Mateschitz (20/05/1944). Austrian billionaire businessman. Co-founded the Red Bull energy drink company, and holds 49% of the company's shares. As of January 2018, Mateschitz' net worth was estimated to be $21.2 billion, making him the 49th richest person in the world.
Did you know: On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
Did you know: On this day in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.