Birthdays in Sport on November 8

  • 1878 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
  • 1896 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
  • 1916 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • 1922 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • 1929 Bobby Bowden, American football coach
  • 1942 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • 1943 Martin Peters, British soccer player
  • 1945 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • 1952 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1952 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • 1952 John Denny, American baseball player
  • 1956 Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1957 Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1959 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • 1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Dwight Smith, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1963 Paul Butcher, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1964 Chuck Cecil, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1965 Bart Latuheru, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1965 Jeff Blauser, Los gatos CA, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1965 Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1966 Ulrich Cruden, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1967 Henry Rodriguez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • 1967 Jay Taylor, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Jose Offerman, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 1968 Keith Jones, Brantford, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Michelle Kline, Circle Pines Minn, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1968 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer
  • 1969 Devon McDonald, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Ricardo McDonald, NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971 Twan Scheepers, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Ken Blackman, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Frantisek Kaberle, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Nicole Teter, 800m runner, born in San Diego, California
  • 1975 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 Brett Lee, cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative)
  • 1977 Nick Punto, American baseball player
  • 1978 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer
  • 1978 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • 1978 Maurice Evans, American basketball player (Washington Wizards), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1979 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Joe Cole, English footballer
  • 1982 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • 1983 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • 1983 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer