Birthdays in Sport on April 26

  • 1874 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1897 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1900 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1909 Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)
  • 1916 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2013)
  • 1917 I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect (1961 Brunner Prize), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
  • 1918 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1926 David Coleman, sports commentator
  • 1926 Preston "Bob" Tisch, NFL co-owner (NY Giants)
  • 1930 Roger Moens, Belgian middle distance runner (800m world record 1955), born in Aalst, Belgium
  • 1937 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Nino Benvenuti, Italian boxer (world middleweight champion), born in Izola, Slovenia
  • 1945 V K Ramaswamy, cricketer (Indian Test umpire stood in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1945 Chuck Blazer [Charles Gordon Blazer], American soccer administrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1949 Carlos Bianchi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1949 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1955 Mike Scott, American baseball player
  • 1958 Johnny "Earl of" Dumfries, racing driver
  • 1959 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
  • 1961 Matt Cole, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast), born in Stratford, Ontario
  • 1961 Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1961 Nancy Scranton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1991), born in Centralia, Illinois
  • 1962 Colin Anderson, English footballer
  • 1963 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1963 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1966 Andrea Temesvari, tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967 Klaus Merk, Augsburg GER, hockey goaltender (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1968 Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Ryan Yarborough, NFL wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets)
  • 1972 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1972 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Avi Nimni, Israeli Footballer
  • 1972 Kiko Narváez, Spanish footballer
  • 1973 Mark Davis, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1973 Chris Perry, English footballer
  • 1975 Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1976 Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
  • 1977 Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player
  • 1978 Joe Crede, American baseball player, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1978 Peter Madsen, Danish retired footballer, born in Roskilde, Madsen
  • 1981 Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer
  • 1982 Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
  • 1983 José María López, Argentine racing driver
  • 1985 John Isner, American Tennis player