Birthdays in Sport on December 26

  • 1837 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
  • 1873 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • 1883 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1908 Ralph Hill, American 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
  • 1911 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 1913 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1924 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • 1927 Stu Miller, American baseball player
  • 1935 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • 1935 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
  • 1940 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • 1947 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • 1948 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • 1953 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
  • 1954 Ozzie Smith, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama

  • 1954 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • 1954 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1959 Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1961 Storm Davis, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1965 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • 1966 Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets)
  • 1967 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Darren Barber, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1970 Lisa Gathright, Moline Ill, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1993)
  • 1970 Radka Zrubakova, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1994 Futures-GER)
  • 1970 Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks)
  • 1971 Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)
  • 1972 Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
  • 1973 Ryan Berube, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1974 Tony Brackens, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1975 Marcelo Rios, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1978 Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
  • 1979 Fabi├ín Carini, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
  • 1980 Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
  • 1980 Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
  • 1984 Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
  • 1990 Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer