Birthdays in Sport on October 11

  • 1897 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d.
  • 1899 A L "Oosh" Ochse, cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler)
  • 1899 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1906 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • 1924 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1926 John Dewes, cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's)
  • 1930 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • 1930 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • 1937 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player

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

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
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  • 1942 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)
  • 1943 Keith Boyce, St Peter, Barbados, cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's)
  • 1944 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • 1944 Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1946 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • 1947 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist
  • 1949 Bobby Jones, baseball player
  • 1951 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • 1959 Michiel Schapers, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 1960 Curt Ford, baseball player
  • 1960 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1961 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1962 Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962 Philip Newport, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91)
  • 1963 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • 1965 Chris Spielman, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1966 Gregg Olson, pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966 Shawn Chambers, Royal Oaks MI, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils)
  • 1967 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967 Charles Ogletree, tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Dennis Vaske, Rockford, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1967 John Lovell, Baton Rouge LA, tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996)
  • 1967 Rob Selby, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 David Starr, American race car driver
  • 1968 Claude Lapointe, Lachine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1968 Cynthia Johnston, basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969 Cal Dixon, NFL center/guard (NY Jets)
  • 1969 Mike Kerr, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Chidi Ahanotu, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Kelly Sims, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Nicole Jeray, Cook County IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Champ-22nd)
  • 1970 Andy Marriott, English footballer
  • 1971 Chann McRae, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1972 Brigitte Soucy, American volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton New Brunswick
  • 1972 Cherokee Parks, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1972 Kyoko Ina, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Troy Corbett, cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95)
  • 1973 Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 Jason Arnott, Collingwood Ontario, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1974 Terje Haakonsen, Norwegian snowboarder
  • 1975 Zach Conrad, Ft Collins Colo, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1977 Desmond Mason, American basketball player
  • 1977 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1978 Kali, Angolan footballer
  • 1980 Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer
  • 1983 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player
  • 1984 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
  • 1987 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
  • 1989 Michelle Wie, American golfer (US Open 2014), born in Honolulu, Hawaii