Birthdays in Sport on January 25

  • 1901 Martín de Álzaga, Argentine racing driver, born in Mar del Plata, Argentinia (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Fernie Flaman, Canadian NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Dysart, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Don Maynard, American football wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • 1941 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Carl Eller, American football player, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1945 Walt Wesley, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1947 Tostão [Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade], Brazilian footballer, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1947 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Zamora, Spain (d. 2017)
  • 1951 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1954 Condredge Holloway, American CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1954 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina
  • 1957 Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois

  • 1962 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1964 William Thomas Andrade, American PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1966 John Velyvis, American rower & surgeon (Olympics 1996), born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Mark Schlereth, American NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Pavel Torgajev, Russian ice hockey player (Calgary Flames), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • 1966 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1967 Mario Brunetta, Canadian hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998, Quebec Nordiques), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1967 Marty Calder, Canadian 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1967 Randy Mckay, Canadian NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968 Lynette Brooky, New Zealand golfer (NZ Open 1993/94), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1968 Roosevelt Collins, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1968 Tim de Leede, Dutch cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup), born in Leidschendam, Netherlands
  • 1969 Nolan Harrison, American football defensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Penny Moore, American WNBA player (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 Chris Mills, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Milt Stegall, American football player (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • 1971 Jordan Young, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
  • 1971 Kevin Williams, American football wide receiver (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Vincent Brisby, American NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1971 Luca Badoer, Italian racing driver, born in Montebelluna, Italy
  • 1973 Anthony Harris, American football linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1973 Marco Battaglia, American football tight end (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1973 Rodney Young, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1973 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
  • 1973 Scott Milanovich, American football coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1974 Adam Meadows, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • 1974 Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1975 Tim Montgomery, American athlete, born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1976 Tara Fleming, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1976 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist, born in Oryol, Russia
  • 1978 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1979 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • 1979 Gabe Jennings, American distance runner, born in California
  • 1980 Xavi [Xavier Hernández Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain
  • 1980 Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer, born in Serres, Greece
  • 1981 Francis Jeffers, English footballer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1984 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian footballer, born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • 1985 Acie Law IV, American basketball player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1986 Chris O'Grady, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1987 Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1988 Tatiana Golovin, Russian-born French tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia