On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 18

  • 1881 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1962)
  • 1901 Craig Wood, American golfer (US Masters, US Open 1941), born in Lake Placid, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1915 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936) (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Sonja Edström-Ruthström, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3 × 5k relay 1960), born in Luleå, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • 1941 Peter Pocklington, Canadian NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1948 Jack Tatum, American NFL defensive back (Raiders), born in Cherryville, North Carolina
  • 1949 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • 1954 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1956 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1956 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • 1956 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1959 Jimmy Quinn, Irish soccer striker (46 caps, Northern Ireland; Reading) and manager (Reading, Swindon, Cambridge, Bournemouth), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1962 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

  • 1963 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1963 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1963 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft), born in Landover, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1964 Mike Withycombe, CFL corner (BC Lions)
  • 1964 Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1965 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1966 Darren Flutie, American CFL wide receiver (Grey Cup 1994, 99; CFL All-Star 1996, 97, 99; Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • 1966 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1967 Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967 Tom Gordon, Sebring FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1968 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1968 Mel Stewart, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1968 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1968 Barry Hunter, Irish soccer defender (14 caps Northern Ireland; Wrexham, Reading) and manager (Rushden & Diamonds), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969 Raghib Ismail, American NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1969 Sam Cassell, American NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970 Allen Watson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)

  • 1971 Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • 1975 Jason Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA C'ship 2006, Miami Heat; NBA All-Rookie First Team 1999) born in Belle, West Virginia
  • 1975 Shawn Camp, American baseball player
  • 1975 David Ortiz, Dominican American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1976 Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1978 Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • 1980 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • 1980 Denny Hamlin, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2016, 19, 20), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1983 Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • 1985 Allyson Felix, American athlete (6-time Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1988 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan