Ken Kavanagh

1923 - 2019

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Thomas Kenrick Kavanagh (12 December 1923 – 26 November 2019) was an Australian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racecar driver. In 1952, Kavanagh became the first Australian to win a motorcycle Grand Prix race when he won the 350cc Ulster Grand Prix. In 1956, he won the Junior TT at the Isle of Man TT races. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Kavanagh has received more than 25,622 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ken Kavanagh is the 402nd most popular racing driver (down from 386th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Australia (down from 174th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Australian Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ken Kavanagh ranks 402 out of 888Before him are Jorge Daponte, Emilio Zapico, Loris Capirossi, Ivor Bueb, Jutta Kleinschmidt, and Tony Maggs. After him are Bob Evans, Wolfgang Seidel, Paolo Barilla, Pastor Maldonado, Bernard Darniche, and Walt Ader.

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Among people born in 1923, Ken Kavanagh ranks 313Before him are The Fabulous Moolah, Doc Watson, Ralph Giordano, Jorge Daponte, Eric Sykes, and Ivor Bueb. After him are Carlo Pavesi, Leonid Shamkovich, Albert Decourtray, Natália Correia, Piero D'Inzeo, and Alice Coachman. Among people deceased in 2019, Ken Kavanagh ranks 355Before him are George Fernandes, Barbara Hammer, King Kong Bundy, Yvette Williams, Jeremy Kemp, and Heinz Fütterer. After him are Martin Lauer, Michael D. Coe, Sheila Dikshit, Alasdair Gray, Gianfranco Leoncini, and Nina Fyodorova.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Ken Kavanagh ranks 214 out of 790Before him are Esna Boyd (1899), Costas Mandylor (1965), Shirley Strickland (1925), David Chalmers (1966), Damon Herriman (1970), and Jai Courtney (1986). After him are Emily Browning (1988), Hubert Wilkins (1888), Andrew Lesnie (1956), Ruby Payne-Scott (1912), John Pilger (1939), and Sullivan Stapleton (1977).

Among RACING DRIVERS In Australia

Among racing drivers born in Australia, Ken Kavanagh ranks 8Before him are Alan Jones (1946), Mark Webber (1976), Tim Schenken (1943), Mick Doohan (1965), Daniel Ricciardo (1989), and Casey Stoner (1985). After him are Vern Schuppan (1943), Frank Gardner (1931), Paul Hawkins (1937), David Walker (1941), Paul England (1929), and Troy Bayliss (1969).