Birthdays in Sport on August 11

  • 1778 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • 1855 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (d. 1933)
  • 1870 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), born in Byfleet, England (d. 1912)
  • 1870 Walter Bowman, Canadian soccer player (d. ?)
  • 1892 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1900 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • 1902 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)
  • 1910 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • 1913 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1916 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (d. 1956)
  • 1919 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • 1936 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1968)

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1953 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

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  • 1954 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • 1954 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • 1958 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
  • 1960 Leora "Sam" Jones, Mt Olive NC, US team handball player (Olympic-92)
  • 1961 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1962 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • 1963 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Grant Osten Waite, Palmerston NZ, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open)
  • 1965 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • 1966 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Nigel Martyn, English footballer
  • 1967 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1967 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • 1968 Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer
  • 1969 Dave Pashko, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1971 Aaron Miller, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1971 Tommy Mooney, English football player
  • 1972 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • 1973 Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1974 Audrey Mestre, French diver
  • 1974 Anju Jain, Indian cricketer(women's team)
  • 1976 Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1976 Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • 1978 Jermain Taylor, American boxer
  • 1980 Lee Suggs, American football player
  • 1984 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1987 Nkem Ojougboh, American basketball player
  • 1988 Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player
  • 1992 Jose Ortiz Jr., Puerto Rican jockey (Belmont Stakes 2016), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico