Birthdays in Sport on November 17

  • 1877 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • 1883 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • 1901 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • 1905 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (Aus batsman & leggie 99 on Test debut)
  • 1906 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1923 Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed batsman)
  • 1923 Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1928 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • 1929 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1929 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • 1935 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • 1938 Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1944 Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California

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1945 Elvin Hayes, American NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore), born in Rayville, Louisiana

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  • 1948 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1949 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1950 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 1951 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • 1952 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • 1955 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee
  • 1955 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1958 Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)
  • 1959 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • 1963 Marco T Dawson, Freising Germany, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-2nd)
  • 1964 Marina Tcherkasova, American pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1964 Michelle Knox-Zaloom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1965 Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • 1965 Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • 1965 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1966 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968 Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • 1969 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1970 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1970 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • 1972 Ron Lewis, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1973 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • 1973 Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • 1974 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)
  • 1977 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • 1978 Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • 1979 Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • 1982 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • 1982 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • 1983 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • 1983 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • 1986 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • 1987 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman