Birthdays in Sport on January 25

  • 1901 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1908 W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
  • 1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster
  • 1924 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1925 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)
  • 1927 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • 1941 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Carl Eller, American football player
  • 1945 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1947 Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1947 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1951 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1954 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 1954 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • 1957 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1962 Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
  • 1964 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1964 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • 1965 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1966 John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Paul Ranheim, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1967 Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1967 Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96)
  • 1967 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968 Lynette Brooky, New Zealand golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
  • 1968 Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • 1969 Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
  • 1970 Milt Stegall, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Pau Coll, WLAF kicker/safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Scott Hendrickson, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Jordan Young, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1971 Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Olympic 7th-1996)
  • 1971 Tommie Jones, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1971 Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
  • 1973 Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1973 Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 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, US 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, Major League Baseball Player, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1979 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • 1979 Gabe Jennings, US distance runner
  • 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, National Basketball Association 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