Birthdays in Sport on September 11

  • 1860 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black, born in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand (d. 1934)
  • 1876 Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), born in Young, Australia (d. 1924)
  • 1892 Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), born in Keeler, Michigan (d. 1941)
  • 1892 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1893 W. Douglas Hawkes, British auto racer and designer, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1936)
  • 1912 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), born in Collymore Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)

Ed SabolEd Sabol (1916-2015)

American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • 1917 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)

Tom LandryTom Landry (1924-2000)

American NFL player, 1949-55 (NY Giants) and coach, 1960-88 (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas

  • 1926 Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Peter Anderson, English footballer (Plymouth Argyle), born in Devonport, England (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 1944 John McSherry, American MLB baseball umpire, 1971-96 (World Series - 1977, 87; All-Star Game - 1975, 82, 91), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 1949 Bill Whittington, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1979), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1949 Marty Liquori, American runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7)), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1949 Roger Uttley, English rugby union player, born in Blackpool, England
  • 1950 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1957 Jeff Sluman, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1988; 6 PGA Tour titles), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1958 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 David Frost, South African golfer (10 PGA Tour titles; The Tradition 2013), born in Cape Town, RSA
  • 1959 Robert Wrenn, American golfer, sportscaster, course designer (ESPN), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1962 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer (Barcelona), born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1963 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Gerald Wilkins, American NBA guard (Orlando Magic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1964 Ellis Burks, American baseball outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1964 Eric Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1965 Graeme Obree, Scottish racing cyclist (World Hour Record 1993, 94; World C'ships gold 4000m pursuit 1993, 95), born in Nuneaton, England
  • 1966 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1967 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (World C'ship gold LM4x 1991, 97; Olympic silver 2000, 04), born in Franklin, Australia
  • 1968 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani ice hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, St. Louis Blues), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • 1969 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1969 Tracy Scroggins, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • 1970 Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Dan Hackett, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970 William Joppy, American professional boxer, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1971 Mack Strong, American NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Benning, Georgia
  • 1971 Shelton Quarles, American NFL linebacker, executive (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director Football Ops), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1972 Kip Simons, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Media, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Mark Pope, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Matthew Gilmore, Belgian-Australian cyclist, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1973 Fred Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bruce, Mississippi
  • 1974 Lucian Sahetapy, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1975 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1976 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1976 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • 1977 Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player, born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • 1978 Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer (Serbia National Team captain), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1978 Ed Reed, American Pro Football HOF safety (Super Bowl 2012 Baltimore Ravens; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2004; 5 × First-team All-Pro; 9 × Pro Bowl), born in St. Rose, Louisiana
  • 1979 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer (Roma), born in Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1979 Frank Francisco, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1980 Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver, born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • 1980 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1981 Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer (Piacenza), born in Lodi, Italy
  • 1983 Ike Diogu, Nigerian-American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1983 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon
  • 1985 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1985 Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • 1986 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player, born in Tzaneen, South Africa
  • 1986 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey