Birthdays in Sport on September 11

  • 1860 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player All Black, born in Taieri, Otago, New Zealand (d. 1934)
  • 1892 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926 champion), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1893 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)
  • 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)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American 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
  • 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), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1958 Don Slaught, American catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 David Laurence Frost, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1959 Robert Wrenn, American professional golfer, sportscaster and course designer, 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
  • 1964 Jean-Phil LeMoine, French hockey defenseman (Team France 1998), born in Valence, France
  • 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
  • 1966 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1967 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1968 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani hockey forward (Team Kazkhstan 1998), 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 Todd Norman, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Shelton Quarles, American football player, 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