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Birthdays in Sport in 1925

  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 60), born in Kurkijoki, Finland (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Johnny Lujack, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1947; National C'ship 1943, 46-47; Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1950-51; Chicago Bears), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Ralph Legall, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2003)
  • 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), born in Heemstede, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 21 George Conner, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle / linebacker (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53, 55; Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)

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
  • Jan 30 Chalmers "Bump" Elliott, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (U of Michigan) and college athletics administrator (Iowa), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Jan 31 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 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, Jamaican athlete, 4X400m relay Olympic gold 1952, born in Linstead, Jamaica
  • 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 batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • 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 26 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 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, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), born in Elton, Huntingdonshire (d. 2004)
  • 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 Hall 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • May 18 Nigel Howard, English cricket batsman and captain (4 Tests; Lancashire, MCC), born in Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire (d. 1979)
  • May 25 Don Liddle, American baseball player, born in Mount Carmel, Illinois (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, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1955; World Series 1960; Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • 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, born in Ceres, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Jul 1 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • Jul 1 Art McNally, American football referee and administrator (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Borislav Stanković, Serbian Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (International Basketball Federation secretary general 1976-2002), born in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2020)
  • 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 18 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), born in Stuart, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 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 Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 2019)

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • Aug 6 Stig-Göran Myntti, Finnish soccer midfielder (61 caps; Vasa IFK), born in Maalahti, Finland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 9 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500 1962 runner-up), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • Aug 11 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), born in Chapleau, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Dillon, South Carolina (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 15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 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 2 Paul Goldsmith, American auto and motorcycle racer (USAC stock car champion 1961-62; 127 NASCAR starts, 9 wins), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 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 Mackay, Australian cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder), born in Windsor, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • Oct 25 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1979)
  • 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, top score 92), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian racing driver, born in Paris
  • Dec 12 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer, born in Buggiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 2020)

About 1925

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