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Sam Hanks

1914 - 1994

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Samuel Dwight "Sam" Hanks (July 13, 1914 – June 27, 1994) was an American racing driver who won the 1957 Indianapolis 500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Hanks has received more than 71,162 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Hanks is the 610th most popular racing driver (up from 632nd in 2019), the 9,968th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,071st in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Sam Hanks ranks 610 out of 888Before him are Jean-Denis Délétraz, George Russell, Peter Ryan, Luigi Piotti, Lamberto Leoni, and Mathias Lauda. After him are Noritake Takahara, Alexander Albon, Günther Bechem, Roberto Guerrero, Volker Weidler, and Paul England.

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Among people born in 1914, Sam Hanks ranks 345Before him are Geoffrey Unsworth, Hanna Neumann, Bob Gerard, Ward Kimball, Akhtar Hameed Khan, and Sylvi Saimo. After him are Forrest Towns, Clayton Moore, Hans Theilig, Carlo Biagi, Jack Medica, and Andrea Leeds. Among people deceased in 1994, Sam Hanks ranks 294Before him are Kristen Pfaff, Jacques Dimont, John Smith, Ralph Miliband, Esther Ralston, and Raymond Scott. After him are Martha Raye, Stephen McNally, Lynne Frederick, Serge Blusson, Ivan Fuqua, and Macdonald Carey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Hanks ranks 9,968 out of 18,182Before him are Jayma Mays (1979), Andy Jassy (1968), Earl Van Dorn (1820), Lynn Burke (1943), Christian Brando (1958), and Fidel LaBarba (1905). After him are Surangel Whipps Jr. (1968), Bree Olson (1986), Ken Berry (1933), Bobbie Gentry (1942), Cam Newton (1989), and Edith Massey (1918).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Sam Hanks ranks 44Before him are John Kocinski (1968), Pat O'Connor (1928), Bill Holland (1907), Danny Ongais (1942), Jim Hall (1935), and Peter Ryan (1940). After him are Colin Edwards (1974), Rob Schroeder (1926), George Follmer (1934), Pat Flaherty (1926), Bobby Rahal (1953), and Johnny Thomson (1922).