Birthdays in Sport on February 11

  • 1891 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), (d. 1965)
  • 1907 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
  • 1909 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • 1919 Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic gold 1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1928 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • 1930 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1931 Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
  • 1934 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), born in Tatsfield (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
  • 1937 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
  • 1938 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
  • 1938 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 Bert Greene, American PGA golfer, born in Gray, Georgia
  • 1946 Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Clarence Ellis, NFLer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1959 Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Mary Docter, American 3000m speed skater (Olympics 1980, 84, 88, 92)
  • 1962 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • 1963 Todd Benzinger, American baseball player (SF Giants)
  • 1963 José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
  • 1965 Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
  • 1965 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • 1966 Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
  • 1966 Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)
  • 1966 Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1967 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1967 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)
  • 1967 Uwe Daßler, German swimmer
  • 1969 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1969 Joe Valerio, NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1969 Mark Atkinson, cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman)
  • 1970 Alistair Brown, English cricketer (Surrey & England ODI opening batsman 1996), born in Beckenham, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Jason Allyn Scott, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971 John Bock, NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins), born in Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • 1971 Linda Wild, US tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1972 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1972 Steve McManaman, English footballer, born in Kirkdale, Liverpool
  • 1972 Kelly Slater, US surfer, born in Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • 1973 Tom Tumulty, US linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Brian Newman, US football guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1974 Ronnie Ward, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1974 Wally Richardson, NFL quarterback (Baltimore Ravens), born in Orangeburg, United States
  • 1974 Jaroslav Špaček, NHL defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia
  • 1975 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Andrew "Andy" Lally, US sports car and stock car racing driver, born in Northport, New York
  • 1976 Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1977 Stephanie Richardson, Canadian 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1980 Titi Buengo, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1980 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer, born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland (d. 2004)
  • 1980 Marco Bresciano, Australian soccer player, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1981 Scot Thompson, US soccer player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1982 Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player (2010 world champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1983 Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer, born in Keemskerk, Netherlands
  • 1985 Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kenora, Canada