Louis Meyer

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Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 7, 1995 (91)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 7, 1995 (91)

About

Race car driver most famous for winning both the Indianapolis 500 and the United States National Driving Championship three times. He is a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He was born in Manhattan but grew up in Los Angeles.

Trivia

He is the originator of the now-traditional practice of drinking milk after winning the Indianapolis 500.

Family Life

His parents were immigrants from France.

Associated With

He and Bobby Unser are two of the only drivers in history to become three-time winners of the Indianapolis 500.