Birthdays in Sport on December 11

  • 1880 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1951)
  • 1909 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager, born in Kidderminster, England (d. 1989)
  • 1927 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1934 Salim Durani, Indian cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1942 Karen Susman, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946 Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80), born in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1951 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • 1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, American PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1954 Sylvester Clarke, West Indian cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1955 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Regina Marsikova, Czech tennis player, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1959 David Iwasaki-Smith, Australian golfer, born in Warragul, Victoria
  • 1959 Jean-Louis Lamarre, Canadian golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
  • 1960 Danny Mijovic, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1960 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois

  • 1961 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1962 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962 Kim Linehan, American swimmer (1979 1500m World record), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1963 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis star, born in Saarbrücken, West Germany
  • 1963 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1963 Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener), born in Auckland
  • 1964 Dave Gagner, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
  • 1964 Thomas Howard, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1965 Jay Bell, American infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Eglin AFB, Florida
  • 1967 Davidson Matyczuk, Candian golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1967 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer, born in Marion, Indiana
  • 1967 Katy Steding, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967 Richard Stemp, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner), born in Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Mark Dailey, American 1.5k runner, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1969 Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer, born in Elverum, Norway
  • 1969 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster, born in Mayiladuthurai, India
  • 1969 Sean Grande, American sportscaster, born in New York City, New York
  • 1969 Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer, born in Agrigento, Italy
  • 1970 Danan Hughes, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1970 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970 Errict Rhett, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • 1971 Cedric Ihalauw, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Geleen, Netherlands
  • 1971 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Daniel Alfredsson, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1972 Francisco Rodriguez, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Erin Moorad, America pairs skater (& Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 Ralph Intranuovo, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in East York, Toronto, Canada
  • 1974 Kevin Devine, American football cornerback and kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1975 Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1976 Shareef Abdur-Rahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1977 Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player, born in Englisberg, Switzerland
  • 1981 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1982 Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1984 Leighton Baines, English footballer, born in Kirkby, United Kingdom
  • 1988 Murugan Thiruchelvam, English chess player, born in England
  • 1988 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, New Zealand