Sam Hanks

1914 - 1994

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Sam Hanks (July 13, 1914, Columbus, Ohio - June 27, 1994, Pacific Palisades, California) was an American racecar driver who won the 1957 Indianapolis 500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Hanks has received more than 48,060 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Hanks is the 632nd most popular racing driver (down from 462nd in 2019), the 10,092nd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,626th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Sam Hanks ranks 632 out of 888Before him are Beppe Gabbiani, Lance Stroll, Leslie Marr, Tony Bettenhausen, Pascal Fabre, and Skip Barber. After him are Peter Ryan, Chanoch Nissany, Bruce Halford, Ott Tänak, André Lotterer, and John Cannon.

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Among people born in 1914, Sam Hanks ranks 313Before him are Andrea Leeds, Jack Medica, Hans Theilig, Hank Snow, Hillary Brooke, and B. R. Chopra. After him are Begum Akhtar, Hanna Neumann, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Ernest Tubb, Josh White, and Larry Parks. Among people deceased in 1994, Sam Hanks ranks 260Before him are Dave Albritton, Tip O'Neill, Henry Banks, John Curry, Noah Beery Jr., and Jule Styne. After him are Ralph Miliband, Valentin Kuzin, Alan Helffrich, Esther Ralston, Roberto Balado, and Gretchen Fraser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Hanks ranks 10,092 out of 15,968Before him are Mary K. Gaillard (1939), Moroni Olsen (1889), Mel Daniels (1944), Nate Robinson (1984), Skip Barber (1936), and Willie Davenport (1943). After him are Ana Ortiz (1971), Peter Ryan (1940), Connie Hawkins (1942), Jason David Frank (1973), Daniel Kleppner (1932), and Jack Falahee (1989).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Sam Hanks ranks 52Before him are Hap Sharp (1928), Johnny Thomson (1922), Pat Flaherty (1926), Colin Edwards (1974), Tony Bettenhausen (1916), and Skip Barber (1936). After him are Peter Ryan (1940), Mauri Rose (1906), Robert O'Brien (1908), Bob Sweikert (1926), Timmy Mayer (1938), and Gus Hutchison (1937).