Birthdays in Sport on December 11

  • 1880 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1909 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d. 1989)
  • 1927 Stein Eriksen, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1929 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1934 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 1942 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
  • 1946 Rick McCosker, cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80)
  • 1951 Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics 1972)
  • 1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
  • 1954 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • 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, La Prairie Que, golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
  • 1960 Danny Mijovic, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1960 Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt Vernon IL, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic)

  • 1961 Mike Henneman, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1962 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962 Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
  • 1963 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German FR, tennis star
  • 1963 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1963 Mark Greatbatch, cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener)
  • 1964 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1964 Thomas Howard, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1965 Jay Bell, Eglin AFB FL, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1967 Davidson Matyczuk, golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1967 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1967 Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1967 Richard Stemp, cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner)
  • 1968 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Mark Dailey, Parma Ohio, 1.5k runner
  • 1969 Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
  • 1969 Sean Grande, American sportscaster
  • 1969 Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer
  • 1970 Danan Hughes, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Errict Rhett, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Cedric Ihalauw, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Daniel Alfredsson, Grums Swe, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1972 Francisco Rodriguez, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Erin Moorad, pairs skater (& Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Ralph Intranuovo, East York, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1974 Kevin Devine, cornerback/kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1975 Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
  • 1976 Shareef AbdurRahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1977 Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1981 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer
  • 1982 Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentine racing driver
  • 1984 Leighton Baines, English footballer
  • 1988 Murugan Thiruchelvam, English chess prodigy
  • 1988 Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer