Tuesday 4th September 1923
The 1919 Indianapolis 500 winner Howdy Wilcox (34) died at Altoona Speedway board track in Tyrone, Pennsylvania in a car crash. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Wilcox’s son, Howard Jr., would found the Little 500 bicycle race, which has been held at Indiana University annually since 1951. The race, the first staged at Altoona was won by Eddie Hearne in the Durant Special.