Birthdays in Sport on June 11

  • 1879 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (World Series 1905 NY Giants; St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1908 George Paine, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 17 wickets; Warwickshire), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)

Vince Lombardi

1913 Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

  • 1925 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • 1935 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1935 Trevor Hemmings, British businessman (Owner Preston North End FC; 3 x Grand National winners Hedgehunter [2005], Ballabriggs [2011], Many Clouds [2015]), born in London, England (d. 2021)

Jackie Stewart

1939 Jackie Stewart, Scottish auto racer, analyst (27 Grand Prix wins, World F1 'ship 1969, 71, 73), born in Milton, Scotland

  • 1939 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter and captain (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain winning England team in inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Brian Muller, New Zealand rugby union prop (14 caps; Taranaki), born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • 1942 Somachandra De Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • 1943 Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Jenny Pitman, British racehorse trainer and 1st female Grand National winning trainer, born in Hoby, Leicestershire
  • 1949 Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1950 Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1951 Collis King, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • 1951 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951 Mithra Wettimuny, Sri Lankan cricketer (brother of Sidath 2 Tests for SL v NZ 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1954 Gary Fencik, American NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • 1955 Yuriy Sedykh, Russian field athlete (Olympic gold hammer throw 1976, 80 Soviet Union; WR 86.74m), born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 2021)

Joe Montana

1956 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

  • 1962 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
  • 1963 Bruce Kimball, American diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1963 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina
  • 1964 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver, born in Avignon, Vaucluse, France
  • 1964 Kim Gallagher, American athlete (Olympic silver 1984; bronze 1988), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Joe Cain, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Tiffany Cohen, American swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City, California
  • 1966 Vasili Kulkov, Russian soccer defensive utility (20 caps Soviet Union, 21 Russia; Spartak Moscow, Benfica), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1969 Johan Hansma, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Marknesse, Netherlands
  • 1970 Bill Selby, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Monroeville, Alabama
  • 1970 Brock Marion, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1971 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1972 Andrew Peterson, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1974 Emilee Klein, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1974 Tatiana Ignatieva, Belarusian tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL), born in Minsk, Soviet Union
  • 1975 Thomas Bimis, Greek diver (Olympic gold 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1977 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer (US Open 2006; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1977 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2002; Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers, KC Royals), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic (d. 2022)
  • 1978 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1980 Jeong Jang, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2005), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • 1980 Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1981 Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer, born in Rome, Italy

Diana Taurasi

1982 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (10 x WNBA All Star, Phoenix Mercury; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16, 20), born in Glendale, California

  • 1982 Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Levanger, Norway
  • 1982 Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1982 Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1983 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player, born in San Leandro, California
  • 1983 José Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player, born in Villa González, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • 1984 Andy Lee, Irish boxer, born in Bow, London, England
  • 1984 Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1988 Brock Holt, American MLB baseball utility (only player to hit for the cycle in postseason - Boston Red Sox, 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1989 Maya Moore, American basketball player (Minnesota Lynx), born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1994 Jessica Fox, Australian canoeist (Olympic gold inaugural C-1 slalom 2020; 10 x World C'ship gold), born in Marseille, France