Birthdays in Sport in 1925

  • Jan 1 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
  • Jan 12 Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
  • Jan 15 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • Jan 17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • Jan 18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • Jan 20 George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 25 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)

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Jan 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Feb 8 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
  • Feb 9 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • Feb 19 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Feb 21 Jack Ramsay, NBA coach ( Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 23 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, born in Durban, Natal (d. 2015)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
  • Mar 12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • Mar 13 Bertha Tickey, Dinuba California, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973)
  • Mar 18 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • Mar 29 Emlen Tunnell, NFL safety (Giants, Packers)
  • Apr 6 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • Apr 13 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
  • Apr 14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)
  • Apr 20 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle (Steelers)/WLAF head coach (Galaxy)
  • May 1 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia)
  • May 2 David Ironside, cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
  • May 5 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)

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May 12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • May 25 Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jun 4 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Art Donovan, NFL defensive tackle (Balt, NY Yanks, Dallas), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 8 Del Ennis, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Jun 11 Richard White, Gisborne, New Zealand, rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 15 Gene Baker, baseball player
  • Jun 16 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slams), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jun 23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • Jun 28 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete
  • Jun 30 Jim Levitch, horse trainer
  • Jun 30 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Jul 18 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)

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Jul 29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • Sep 26 Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 1 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 12 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • Oct 25 Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 28 J√≥zsef Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Dec 12 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect