Birthdays in Sport on June 25

  • 1901 Adolf Brunner, composer
  • 1905 Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • 1923 Jack Hill, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's)
  • 1934 Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
  • 1939 Allen Fox, American Tennis Player

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1942 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
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Willis Reed
  • 1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1950 Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1953 Ian Davis, cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77)
  • 1954 John Kimmel, horse trainer
  • 1958 Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1959 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist
  • 1960 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
  • 1962 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1963 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1964 Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
  • 1966 Dikembe Mutombo, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1967 Brian Wanek, Mequon Wis, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1967 Joan Smith, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1967 Roshan Jurangpathy, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • 1969 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Jurgen Streppel, soccer player (Telstar/RKC)
  • 1970 Aaron Sele, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1970 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete
  • 1971 Michael Tucker, South Boston VA, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 1971 Mike Sutherland, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Robert Reichel, Litinov CZE, hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Steve Tikolo, cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1971 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1972 Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972 Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1973 Milan Hnilicka, hockey goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Rene Corbet, Victoriaville, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1973 Whitney Post, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Jamie Redknapp, English footballer
  • 1974 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1975 Alberto Costa, professional tennis player, Lerida Spain
  • 1976 José Cancela, footballer, Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • 1978 Luke Scott, American baseball player
  • 1979 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
  • 1981 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
  • 1982 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
  • 1983 Todd Cooper, British swimmer
  • 1986 Charlie Davies, American soccer player