Birthdays in Sport on June 11

  • 1879 Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)
  • 1903 Ernie Nevers, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback, coach (Stanford, Chicago Cardinals), born in Willow River, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1911 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1913 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1925 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • 1935 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • 1939 Jackie Stewart, Scottish auto racer, analyst (27 Grand Prix wins, 3-time World F1 champion), born in Milton, Scotland
  • 1939 Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, born in Wolverhampton (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Somachandra De Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • 1943 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1946 Jenny Pittman, British racehorse 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, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia

Person of interestJoe Montana

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

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1957 Bruce Plummer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 West Coast), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958 Deborah Vidal, Ponce Puerto Rico, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile-19th)
  • 1962 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist, Olympian
  • 1963 Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1963 Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
  • 1963 Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • 1964 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver
  • 1965 Anthony Painter, Milton NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1965 Joe Cain, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1966 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Tiffany Cohen, swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City California
  • 1967 John Doherty, American NLB pitcher, born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1967 Mario Chitarroni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1969 Johan Hansma, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Marknesse, Netherlands
  • 1970 Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Roman Kontsek, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1970 William Selby, Monroeville MI, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Dion Foxx, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)

  • 1971 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1973 Lance Johnstone, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Tony McKenzie, WLAF guard (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 Emilee Klein, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1974 Tatiana Ignatieva, Minsk Belarus, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL)
  • 1975 Thomas Bimis, Greek diver
  • 1976 Scott Guyton, Tokoroa NZ, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • 1978 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1980 Yhency Brazoban, Dominican born baseball player
  • 1981 Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer
  • 1982 Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • 1982 Steven Graham, American basketball player
  • 1982 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • 1983 José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
  • 1984 Vagner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984 Andy Lee, Irish Boxer