On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on September 11

  • 1860 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player 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 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1893 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, 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)

Person of interestEd Sabol

1916 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1917 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)

Person of interestTom Landry

1924 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 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
  • 1934 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter, born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1944 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • 1944 John McSheery, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; MLB All Star Game 1975, 82, 91; dies while umpiring on Opening Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1944 John McSherry, American baseball umpire (World Series 1977, 87; All-Star Game 1975, 82, 91), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • 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
  • 1949 Bill Whittington, American race car driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 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 Tony Woods, American NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1966 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1967 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1968 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani ice hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, St. Louis Blues), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan

  • 1969 Tracy Scroggins, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • 1969 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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 football player (Baltimore Ravens), born in St. Rose, Louisiana
  • 1979 Frank Francisco, Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1979 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer (Roma), born in Valparaíso, Chile
  • 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 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon
  • 1983 Ike Diogu, Nigerian-American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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