Born on this day, Cal Niday, American racecar driver who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident after high school, but it did not affect his race car driving career


Wednesday 29th April 1914

Born on this day, Cal Niday, American racecar driver who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident after high school, but it did not affect his race car driving career. Cal is also noted as the first racer to wear a modern style Bell helmet in the Indy 500. He was killed by a heart-attack after being thrown from a vintage open wheeler at Willow Springs raceway aged 73.


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