Birthdays in Sport on May 11

  • 1854 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
  • 1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgian sailor (Olympic gold 1920)
  • 1903 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 1907 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • 1937 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • 1939 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1941 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • 1941 Graham Miles, English snooker player
  • 1943 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1948 Alfred Matt, Austrian slalom (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1950 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • 1951 Mike Sleman, rugby player

  • 1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist (New York Daily News, ESPN), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1954 John Gregory, English football manager
  • 1958 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1958 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • 1960 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • 1962 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 Blair Piercy, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1963 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1964 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • 1964 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1964 John Parrott, snooker player
  • 1966 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Eric Young, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1967 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • 1967 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • 1970 Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1970 Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971 Yo Murphy, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1972 Andrew Bonhomme, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972 Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)

  • 1972 Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1974 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
  • 1974 Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • 1974 Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
  • 1977 Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1977 Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1981 Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player, born in Albury, Australia
  • 1981 Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1982 Andrew Walter, American football player
  • 1983 Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
  • 1983 Matt Leinart, American football player
  • 1984 Andrés Iniesta Luján, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Spanish national team), born in Fuentealbilla, Spain
  • 1986 Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • 1986 Ronny, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 Louis Murphy, American college football player
  • 1987 Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • 1987 Justin King, American football player
  • 1989 Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
  • 1989 Cameron Newton, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia