On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on August 25

  • 1868 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • 1898 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), born in Bradford, England (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Jim Smith, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Corsham, Wiltshire (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1935 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1946 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, AL MVP, Cy Young Award 1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1952 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1954 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • 1956 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1957 Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

  • 1962 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • 1962 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1964 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1965 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 Kathy Horvath, American tennis player (World #10 1984, 6 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
  • 1966 Albert Belle, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians; 5-time MLB All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1968 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969 Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer (British Open 2009), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1969 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • 1970 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1970 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1970 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1970 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • 1972 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)

  • 1972 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1974 Chris Mantilla, diver (Olympics 1996), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1974 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1975 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1976 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1977 Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1979 Marlon Harewood, English footballer
  • 1980 Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • 1983 James Rossiter, British racing driver
  • 1987 James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
  • 1987 Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • 1988 Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer (US Open 2007 runner-up; Rookie of the Year 2007), born in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil