On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 8

  • 1896 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1916 Frank McGuire, American basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1924 John Burgess, English rugby coach and administrator (England coach 1971-75; RFU President 1987-88), born in Salford, England (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Trevor McMahon, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (v India & Pak 1955-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1929 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1937 Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer, born in Štip, Yugoslavia (d. 2019)

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1942 Ángel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85; US Racing Hall of Fame), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico

  • 1943 Martin Peters, English soccer midfielder (67 caps; West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City), born in Plaistow, Essex, England (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Tony Mann, Australian cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India), born in Middle Swan, Western Australia
  • 1952 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • 1952 Jerry Remy, American MLB player and commentator, born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1952 John Denny, American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1983; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Prescott, Arizona
  • 1957 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1957 Alan Curbishley, English football manager (Charlton Athletic), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England
  • 1959 Simon Davis, Australian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts), born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia

  • 1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1963 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Chuck Cecil, American NFL safety (Houston Oilers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • 1965 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1965 Mike Peluso, American NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
  • 1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • 1966 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1967 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey forward (Team Czech Rep), born in Kladno, Czechia
  • 1967 Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967 Jay Taylor, American NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1967 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • 1968 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1968 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1969 Devon McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1969 Ricardo McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1970 Qadry Ismail, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1970 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer, born in Grecia, Costa Rica
  • 1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1972 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Ken Blackman, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Brunswick, Georgia
  • 1973 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey defenceman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • 1973 Nicole Teter, American 800m runner, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1975 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1975 José Pinto, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • 1976 Brett Lee, Australian cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1977 Nick Punto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer, born in Karaj, Iran
  • 1978 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer, born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer, born in Corfu Island, Greece
  • 1978 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1979 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer, born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland
  • 1980 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981 Joe Cole, English footballer, born in Paddington, London
  • 1982 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Valkeakoski, Finland
  • 1983 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper, born in Split, Croatia
  • 1983 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1987 Sam Bradford, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2008, U of Oklahoma; NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2010, St. Louis Rams), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma