Don Wilson Remembered

Don Wilson, hydroplane speed boat racer, died on June 19, 1966, on a day forever remembered as Black Sunday, when three driver died in two separate accidents in two venues on the same da.

Don Wilson, hydroplane speed boat racer, died on June 19, 1966, on a day forever remembered as Black Sunday, when three driver died in two separate accidents in two venues on the same day.

Don Wilson, younger brother of Stu Wilson, also a hydroplane racer, died in a fiery crash in Acalpulco, Mexico, on June 19, 1966, when Don collided with another hydro driven by Rex Manchester.  Hours earlier, in a single crash, Ron Musson died in Washington, D.C.., on the Potomac River, vying for the President’s. Cup.  The death of all three on the same day has come to be forever known as Black Sunday.

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