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)

Craig Wood

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, American football kicker (Pro Bowl, NFL scoring leader 1986; New England Patriots), born in Big Spring, Texas
  • 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 Seth Joyner, American NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Spring Valley, New York
  • 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, born in Richland, Washington
  • 1985 Allyson Felix, American athlete (7 x Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16, 20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1988 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan