Birthdays in Sport on January 11

  • 1857 Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • 1876 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL QB/coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • 1912 Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1923 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John Hayes, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 15 Tests 1951-58)
  • 1939 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941 GĂ©rson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1946 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1947 Bryan Robson, English international soccer star
  • 1948 Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Oly-gold-1968)
  • 1951 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1952 Ben Daniel Crenshaw, PGA golfer (1976 Bing Crosby), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1956 Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1957 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
  • 1959 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • 1961 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1962 Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • 1963 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • 1963 Petra Schneider, E German swimming star (world record 400m)
  • 1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1965 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • 1965 Steve Vancil, golfer (1989 City of Portland), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1966 Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Ben Rivera, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1969 Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1970 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1971 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972 Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1973 Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)

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1973 Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer Captain of India (2004-07) and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

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  • 1974 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974 Jens Nowotny, German footballer
  • 1975 Brad Badger, guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975 Jacky Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1975 Rory Fitzpatrick, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1976 Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player
  • 1977 Shomari Buchanan, American football player
  • 1978 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 Emile Heskey, English footballer
  • 1980 Mike Williams, American football player
  • 1983 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
  • 1983 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
  • 1985 Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • 1987 Scotty Cranmer, American professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey