17 July 1964 – the date Malcolm Campbell took Bluebird CN7 to a new World Land Speed Record.
403.135 mph – the record breaking speed set that day (648.783 km/h).
78 days – the length of time that Campbell retained the record (2 months 16 days), before it was taken by Tom Green in Wingfoot Express.
30 ft – the length of Bluebird CN7 (9.1 m).
8,960 lb – the weight of the car, in pounds (4,064 kg).
1955 – the year in which Donald Campbell first started thinking about an attempt on the world land speed record, following his success in setting the speed record on water that year.
1960 – the year in which the building of Bluebird CN7 was completed.
500 mph – the intended maximum speed of the car (800 km/h).
23 March 1921 – the date Donald Malcolm Campbell was born, in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, to parents Malcolm Campbell and Dorothy Evelyn Campbell (née Whittall).
3 – the number of times Campbell married, to Tonia Bern (m. 1958–1967), Dorothy McKegg (m. 1952–1957), and Daphne Harvey (m. 1945–1951).
1 – the number of Children born to Donald Campbell; Georgina ‘Gina’ Campbell (1946–), with fist wife Daphne Harvey.
Did You Know?
Donald Campbell had an interest in the paranormal and was also a highly superstitious man. He believed Fridays and the number thirteen were unlucky, and disliked the colour green.
04 January 1967 – the date Campbell died, attempting a water speed record at Coniston Water in the English lake District.
12 September 2001 – the date Campbell was buried, after his body was retrieved from Coniston.
Did You Know?
Donald Campbell remains the only person ever to set both the world land speed and water speed records within the same year.