Sorting by date in a bash script... mm/dd/yyyy

Given a list of dates like so...

11/2/2003 can I sort them youngest to oldest?

This is for a bash script under cygwin on winxp.
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awk -F/ '{printf("%04d%02d%02d %s\n",$3,$1,$2,$0)}' list | sort -r | awk '{print $2}'

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veedarAuthor Commented:
I had to provide the full path /usr/bin/sort as it was picking up the windows sort. Once I did that it worked like a charm.
Thanks you ozo
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