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Juan Manuel Fangio


1911 Born in Balcarce, Argentina, on June 24
1932 Spends mandatory one year in the military
1936 Makes racing debut in Argentina
1942 Forced to stop racing due to fuel shortage caused by war
1947 Resumes racing because war has ended
1948 Crashes car, killing co-driver and friend Daniel Urrutia
1951 Wins first of five world championships
1952 Breaks neck bone in crash at Monza, Italy
1958 Kidnapped by Fidel Castro rebels
1958 Retires from racing
1960 Separates from 20-year companion, Andreina Espinosa
1995 Dies in Buenos Aires on July 17

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