On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on January 11

  • 1857 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1886)
  • 1872 Wilfred Baddeley, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), born in Bromley, England (d. 1929)
  • 1876 Thomas Hicks, English athlete (Olympic gold marathon 1904), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1952)
  • 1876 Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1896 Paddy Driscoll, NFL quarterback and coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • 1912 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • 1919 Stan Pearson, English soccer inside forward (8 caps; Manchester United, Bury, Chester), born in Salford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1943 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1946 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1948 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948 Eleazar Soria, Peruvian soccer defender (29 caps, Copa America 1975; Universitario, Independiente, Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2021)
  • 1951 Willie Maddren, English soccer defender (Middlesborough 293 games) and manager (Middlesborough 1984-86), born in Billingham, England (d. 2000)
  • 1952 Ben Crenshaw, American golfer (US Masters 1984, 95), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1957 Darryl Dawkins, American basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1957 Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • 1959 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • 1962 Donn Pall, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-98 (Chicago White Sox, Florida Marlins, and 3 other teams), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • 1963 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • 1963 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1963 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • 1965 Roland Scholten, Dutch darts player (UK Open 2004), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1967 Richmond Webb, American football tackle (7 × Pro Bowl; First Team All-Pro 1992, 94; Miami Dolphins), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1971 Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972 Rey Ordonez, Cuban-American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1973 Dave Dickenson, Canadian football coach and quarterback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Great Falls, Montana

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1973 Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (164 Tests, 13,288 runs @ 52.31, 36 x 100s; 344 ODIs), born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

  • 1974 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Rod Jones, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974 Warren Morris, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1974 Jens Nowotny, German footballer, born in Malsch, Germany
  • 1975 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1975 Rory Fitzpatrick, American NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1976 Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player, born in Trikala, Greece
  • 1977 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1978 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978 Emile Heskey, English footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1980 Mike Williams, American football player, born in South Carolina, United States
  • 1983 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
  • 1983 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver, born in Starnberg, Germany
  • 1985 Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1987 Scotty Cranmer, US professional BMX rider, born in Jackson Township, New Jersey
  • 1987 Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoeist (5-time Olympic gold K-1, K-2, K-4 500m 2012, 16), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1987 Jamie Vardy, English football player (Leicester City, England), born in Sheffield, England