On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 14

  • 1833 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • 1845 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 1877 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), born in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • 1893 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1904 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • 1934 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1942 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), born in Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1954 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • 1955 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois

  • 1955 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • 1958 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1966 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1966 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • 1968 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • 1968 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Mark Henderson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley 1996; World C'ship gold 1991, 94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Sue Stewart, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1970 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)

  • 1970 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • 1972 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1972 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • 1978 Xavier Nady, American baseball player
  • 1978 Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
  • 1980 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1981 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • 1982 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
  • 1984 Lisa De Vanna, Australian female footballer
  • 1985 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 1989 Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • 1998 Sofia Kenin, American tennis player (Australian Open 2020), born in Moscow, Russia