On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on October 11

  • 1887 William Hoppe, American carom billiards player (51 world titles 1906-52), born in Cornwall on Hudson, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Dutch Clark, American Pro/College Football HOF back (Colorado College; 6 × First-team All-Pro; 3 × NFL rushing TD leader & NFL scoring leader; Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1926 John Dewes, British cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's), born in Latchford, Cheshire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1930 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Sir Bobby Charlton, English soccer midfielder (106 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United) and manager (Preston NE), born in Ashington, England

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1939 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

  • 1943 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Rodney Marsh, British football forward (9 caps; QPR, Manchester City) and broadcaster (Sky Sports), born in Hatfield, England
  • 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • 1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist (Washington Post), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • 1959 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1960 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1960 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl, First Team All Pro 1984; Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Steve Young, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1988-89, 94 [MVP]; Pro Bowl 1992–98; NFL passing TD leader 1992–94, 98; SF 49ers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1962 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1962 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1963 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer (Israel national football team), born in Haifa, Israel
  • 1965 Julianne McNamara, American gymnast (Olympic gold, uneven bars 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1965 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1966 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1967 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967 Charles Ogletree, American tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1967 Rob Selby, American NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 David Starr, American race car driver, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, American NFL defensive end and defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Modesto, California
  • 1970 Andy Marriott, English-Welsh football goalkeeper, born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
  • 1972 Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1972 Kyoko Ina, Japanese-American figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Troy Corbett, Australian cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95), born in Ouyen, Australia
  • 1973 Steven Pressley, Scottish football player and manager, born in Elgin, Scotland
  • 1974 Jason Arnott, Canadian NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
  • 1974 Terje Håkonsen, Norwegian snowboarder, born in Vinje, Norway
  • 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player, born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Kali, Angolan soccer defender (73 caps), born in Luanda, Angola
  • 1980 Nyron Nosworthy, English-Jamaican footballer, born in Brixton, England
  • 1983 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • 1984 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer (Roeselare), born in Amsterdam
  • 1987 Mike Conley Jr., American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 2021; Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1989 Michelle Wie, American golfer (US Open 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1999 Patty Tavatanakit, Thai golfer (ANA Inspiration 2021), born in Bangkok, Thailand