Tony Hulman’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 11, 1901

Death Date

Oct 27, 1977

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States



The entrepreneur Tony Hulman died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Businessman who bought the dilapidated Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 and created the 500 race that made it famous.

He saved a Speedway that was a shadow of its former glory after a series of fatal crashes, the Great Depression, and World War II took their toll. Its owner,Eddie Rickenbacker, sold it for $750,000.

He invested millions more dollars into renovating the track with new seats, a safer course, and a large, eight-story control tower. He supervised the Indianapolis 500 until 1977.

His grandfather founded the Hulman & Co. wholesale grocery business, which Tony took over running.

His raceway enabled many famous NASCAR drivers to make their marks, including both Al Unser and his son.