Birthdays in Sport on July 25

  • 1908 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)

Person of interestWoody Strode

1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1925 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)
  • 1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
  • 1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
  • 1940 John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

1941 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond

Person of interestWalter Payton

1954 Walter Payton, American NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1957 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • 1962 Doug Drabek, MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1962 Mike Buncic, discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • 1964 Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964 Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1965 Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1967 Dave Jareckie, US biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1971 Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
  • 1972 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • 1972 Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
  • 1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • 1974 Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
  • 1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1978 Gerard Warren, American football player
  • 1979 Allister Carter, English professional snooker player
  • 1980 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
  • 1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
  • 1981 Conor Casey, American soccer player
  • 1981 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1982 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • 1984 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1985 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
  • 1988 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer