On Wednesday, April 18, 1979, Anthony Davidson was born in England (Generation X). He is 40 years old and born under the sign of Aries. Anthony Denis Davidson is an English racing driver who currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Hybrid Racing. He has been competing in the European Le Mans Series since 2011 and will continue to do so until at least 2016.
He first came to public attention when he won the British Formula 3 Championship in 2000 at the age of 19. The following year he moved up to the International Formula 3000 series, finishing fifth in the standings. In 2002 he became the youngest ever winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans when he took part in the French endurance classic with his mentor John Nielsen. He also that same year became the youngest ever winner of the Indianapolis 500 race when he drove for Kevin Kalkhoven's team during that year's event.
In 2003 he made his debut in the Formula One world championship with Minardi where he stayed for one season before moving to Renault for the next two. In 2007 he returned to Formula Three and in 2009 he finished fourth in the championship while driving for HRT. That same year he also made his American football career debut with the Houston Texans when they played against the New York Giants.
In 2010 he raced in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series with BMW for three seasons.
Lewis Hamilton's father and then-manager, Anthony Hamilton, celebrates with his son after the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, 30 miles north of London, on January 7, 1985. His father is black and his mother is white.
Anthony Hamilton had a string of arrests throughout Lewis's childhood for drugs offences and assault. He served nine months in prison in Britain for supplying cocaine. Upon his release, he got help from a rehabilitation clinic and now claims to be drug free.
He also claims to have turned his life around so much that he has been accepted into coaching courses at British Gymnastics and Stoke City Football Club.
Hamilton's mother, Janette, now lives in South Africa where she works as a security guard. She met her husband while they were both students at East London College. They married in 1989 and divorced two years later. She has never married again and says she is "single".
Janette Hamilton gave birth to Lewis when she was only 16 years old. She says she "gave in" to her boyfriend's demands because he could be very violent if she refused to do as he asked. She admits that using drugs during her pregnancy was wrong but says she did it because she needed the money.
On October 23, 1966, Alex Zanardi was born. He is well-known as a race car driver. Max Papis, another racer, is his best buddy. Alex Zanardi is 54 years old. In 1997 and 1998, he won back-to-back CART series championships. Before that, in 1991, he became the first person with a physical disability to win an automobile race when he took the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500 mile race.
He has also competed in several other races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he finished second in 1999, and the 12 Hours of Sebring, where he finished third in 2000. That same year, he made his debut in the World Rally Championship when he participated in one event, the Wales Rally Great Britain. He retired after crashing his car during a stage rally.
He came out of retirement in 2004 to compete in two events of the World Rally Car Championship. He then went on to compete in more rallies, including some American rallies like the Daytona 500 Festival Parade Race and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Silver Crown Day Event. He currently races for the Alex Zanardi Racing team.
His wife is named Cristina and they have two children together: Elena and Giuliano. His family is from Italy but they now live in America.
Alex Zanardi was born on October 23, 1966 in New York City.
Vin Baker was born on November 23, 1971. He is well-known as a basketball player. On the Seattle SuperSonics, he was teammates with great point guard Gary Payton. Vin Baker is 49 years old. He is a four-time All-Star power forward who has played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Seattle SuperSonics.
He attended Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. There he met Gary Payton who would become his teammate at the University of Oregon. After graduating from Oregon, both players entered the 1992 NBA Draft where they were both selected by the SuperSonics. In his first season, he led the team in rebounds per game (10.4 rpg). In 1994, he won the NBA Championship with the Sonics. After one more season with Seattle, he moved to Milwaukee where he has been since. Over his career, Baker has won two championships with the Bucks. He has also made it to the playoffs nine times during his time with Milwaukee.
After retiring from playing, he became an assistant coach for the Bucks. He spends most of his time helping young players develop their games.
Kenny Roberts was born on December 31, 1951. He is well recognized for his involvement in motorcycle racing. Both he and Nicky Hayden were well-known characters on the motorcycle racing circuit. Kenny Roberts is 69 years old. A world-class motorcycle racer, he has been competing in the premier classes of the sport since 1980.
He was born in Santa Monica, California to John Thomas "Jack" Roberts III and Marjorie Louise Roberts. His family is of English and Welsh ancestry. They moved to Southern California when he was a child. He has one brother named John Thomas "Tom" Roberts who is also a motorcycle racer. Tom is three years older than Kenny.
Kenny Roberts started riding motorcycles at a very early age. At the age of six, he was riding bikes with his father. When he was nine years old, his father died in a car accident. This caused Kenny to quit school and start working to support his family. He worked several jobs including as a lifeguard, dishwasher, and janitor before starting out on his own career as a motorcycle racer.
After saving some money, Kenny went to Europe where he became involved in motorcycling's highest levels of competition. He came back home and began winning races. In 1980, he won the inaugural Grand National Championship. Since then, he has never stopped winning races.