Birthdays in Sport on February 25

  • 1855 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • 1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • 1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • 1903 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1914 John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • 1916 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • 1918 Henry Norwood Ewell, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1918 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)

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1918 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1919 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1921 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Tony Brooks, English race car driver
  • 1938 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • 1938 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • 1940 Ron Santo, American MLB player and broascaster (Chicago Cubs), 1st baseball player to veto his trade), born in Seattle (d. 2010)
  • 1943 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1947 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1947 Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
  • 1951 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • 1951 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • 1951 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • 1952 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • 1954 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1956 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • 1958 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • 1960 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • 1961 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1961 Todd Blackledge, American football player
  • 1962 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1962 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa

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1963 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 1963 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1964 Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1966 Don Anurasiri, cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
  • 1967 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1967 Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1968 David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969 Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969 Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Oly-bronze-96)
  • 1969 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1970 Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1970 Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1970 Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1971 Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (LA Kings), born in Sussex, England
  • 1971 David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1971 Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)
  • 1971 Nova Peris, Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • 1972 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1972 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
  • 1973 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • 1974 Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1975 Hercules Kyvelos, boxer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1980 Antonio Burks, American basketball player
  • 1981 Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
  • 1982 Chris Baird, Irish footballer
  • 1982 Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • 1985 Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1985 Joakim Noah, American basketball player
  • 1992 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics-96), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1994 Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player (WTA Newcomer of the Year 2013), born in Montreal, Canada