Birthdays in Sport on November 9

  • 1882 Joe Hardstaff Sr, English cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • 1903 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • 1921 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • 1935 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1943 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • 1948 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1953 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • 1959 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1963 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • 1964 Leah Pells, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Todd Gill, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1966 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Scott Bianco, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 1967 Ricky Otto, English footballer, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • 1968 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1968 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Angel Miranda, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Bill Guerin, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Chad Ogea, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1970 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1970 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
  • 1971 David Duval, American golfer (British Open 2001), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1971 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Concord, North Carolina
  • 1971 Michael Barber, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winfield, West Virginia
  • 1971 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Ocala, Florida
  • 1972 Laxmi Poruri, American tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • 1972 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Ron Rice, NFL cornerback and safety (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • 1973 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • 1974 Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer, born in Conegliano, Italy
  • 1978 Todd Self, American baseball player, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1979 Adam Dunn, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1979 Martin Taylor, English footballer, born in Ashington, England
  • 1980 James Harper, English footballer, born in Bell, California
  • 1980 Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada
  • 1984 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player, born in Chula Vista, California