April 17th

    April 17th, 1958

Paul Derkum dies aged 78. In February 1908 Derkum broke ten speed records at a one-mile dirt track in Los Angeles - just one of the events which made him famous.

    April 17th, 1976

Ross Barelli dies when his brakes fail at the end of Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama, Bathurst NSW.

    April 17th, 1982
The New York Times reported that singer/songwriter Billy Joel was injured in a motorcycle accident.
  1. Dare Devil Derkum
  2. Ross Barelli dies at Bathurst
  3. Billy Joel injured