Birthdays in Sport on March 11

  • 1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1885 Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
  • 1903 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
  • 1915 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • 1923 A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
  • 1929 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • 1934 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • 1937 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
  • 1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • 1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
  • 1964 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • 1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • 1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1969 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • 1970 Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
  • 1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1972 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1973 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • 1973 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • 1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
  • 1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1976 Thomas Gravesen, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Becky Hammon, WNBA player
  • 1978 Didier Drogba, Ivorian football player (Chelsea, Phoenix Rising FC, Ivorian national team), born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • 1978 Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Fred Jones, American basketball player
  • 1979 Elton Brand, American basketball player
  • 1980 Paul Scharner, Austrian footballer
  • 1980 Dan Uggla, American baseball player
  • 1981 Lee Evans, American football player
  • 1982 Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)
  • 1982 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
  • 1985 Derek Schouman, American football player
  • 1985 Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Australian soccer player
  • 1987 Marc-Andre Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player