Birthdays in Sport in 1925

About 1925

How Old? 92 or 93 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Ox (Jan 24 - Dec 31)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Olympic 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)

Person of interestPaul Newman

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

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Feb 8 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Olympic 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, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Feb 23 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
  • Mar 12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, France (d. 1983)

  • Mar 13 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
  • Mar 18 Don Paul, American football player (LA Rams), (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • Mar 23 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • 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, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 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, German-American football player, born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)
  • May 1 Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • May 2 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), born in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique (d. 2005)
  • May 5 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)

Person of interestYogi Berra

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, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 11 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (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 Slam singles titles), 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 25 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 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 1 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • Jul 1 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 18 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Guildford, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)

Person of interestTed Lindsay

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, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Aug 27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Loyd Gentry, American thoroughbred trainer (Kentucky Derby 1967 Proud Clarion), born Covington, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 26 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 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 (Olympic 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 Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 9 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 József 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