On this Day May 29
2005 – At the age of 23, Danica Patrick becomes the first female driver to take the lead in the Indianapolis 500. Although she ultimately finishes in fourth place, Patrick’s stellar performance earns her Rookie of the Year honors and a place in the history books alongside Janet Guthrie, who exactly 28 years earlier – on May 29, 1977 – became the first woman to drive in the Indy 500.
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The American President
Starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening and Martin Sheen, and directed by Rob Reiner