Birthdays in Sport on April 25

  • 1872 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)
  • 1882 Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (US Open 1908), born in North Berwick, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1895 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74), born in Mutford, East Suffolk, England (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1905 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, born in Wairoa, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), born in Woodson, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1930 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI), born in Saint Thomas, Barbados (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chişinău, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer, born in Newry, Ireland
  • 1947 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England
  • 1949 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1952 Vladislav Tretiak, Russian hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Dmitrovsky District, Russia

  • 1953 Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI), born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
  • 1955 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • 1955 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1955 John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • 1955 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer (Argentina national team), born in Morteros, Argentina
  • 1957 Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, born in Hackney, England (d. 2018) "Crafty Cockney

Person of interestChrista Johnson

1958 Christa Johnson, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1997), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1959 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)

Person of interestAdam Silver

1962 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 1964 Jackie Campbell, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-5th-1993), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Jamie Siddons, Australian cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Aust 1988), born in Robinvale, Victoria, Australia
  • 1965 Mark Bryant, American NBA forward and center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1966 Darren Holmes, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Angel Martino, American 50m/100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1969 Darren Woodson, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1969 Gavin Bruk-Jackson, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • 1969 Nir Shental, Israeli Men's 470 sailor (Olympic 15th-1996), born in Jaffa, Israel
  • 1969 Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994-97), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1969 Travis Fryman, American baseball infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1969 Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1970 Corwin Brown, American NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Steve Tovar, American NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • 1971 Andrew Grigg, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • 1971 Brad Clontz, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Stuart, Virginia
  • 1971 Eric England, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 1972 Percell Gaskins, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1973 Alek Stojanov, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1973 Barbara Rittner, German tennis star (1992 Schenectady), born in Krefeld, West Germany
  • 1973 Paige Gordon, Canadian diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1974 Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Libor Procházka, Czech ice hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
  • 1974 Tricia Dunn, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Derry, New Hampshire
  • 1974 Twan Russell, American football linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1975 Jacque Jones, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California

Person of interestTim Duncan

1976 Tim Duncan, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 1976 Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player (Olympic silver 2004), born in Korbach, West Germany
  • 1976 Gilberto [Gilberto da Silva Melo], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1977 Marguerite Moreau, American actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3), born in Riverside, California
  • 1977 Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece
  • 1978 Matt Walker, British Paralympic swimmer, born in Stockport, England
  • 1980 Alejandro Valverde, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Las Lumbreras, Spain
  • 1980 Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
  • 1981 Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One racing driver (11 wins), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981 John McFall, British Paralympic sprinter, born in Frimley, Surrey, England
  • 1981 Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier, born in Umeå, Sweden
  • 1981 Dwone Hicks, American NFL running back, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1982 Monty Panesar, English cricketer, born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • 1982 Brian Barton, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 J.P. Howell, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Modesto, California
  • 1984 Andre' Woodson, American football quarterback (NY Giants), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1984 Robert Andino, Cuban-American baseball player, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1985 Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver, born in Rhenen, Netherlands
  • 1987 Johann Smith, American soccer player, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1988 James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1989 Robbie Tarrant, Australian rules football player, born in Mildura, Victoria
  • 1989 Michael van Gerwen, Dutch darts player (PDC world champion 2014, 17, 19), born in Boxtel, Netherlands