Birthdays in Sport on June 25

  • 1901 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1925 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1939 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

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

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  • 1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1950 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1953 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1954 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1958 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • 1959 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
  • 1960 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1962 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • 1963 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (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, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Phil Emery, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994), born in St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1966 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • 1967 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Joan Smith, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1967 Roshan Jurangpathy, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1969 Alina Ivanova, Russian race walker (indoor 3K world record), born in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Russia
  • 1969 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1969 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • 1970 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1970 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Võru, Estonia
  • 1971 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1971 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1971 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972 Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1973 Milan Hnilicka, Czech hockey goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Rene Corbet, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Whitney Post, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and sports columnist, born in Barton on Sea, England
  • 1974 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire), born in Riverside, California
  • 1974 Leeland McElroy, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Vernon Crawford, American football linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1975 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • 1975 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, born in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • 1976 José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • 1978 Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida
  • 1979 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow
  • 1981 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper, born in Grabs, Switzerland
  • 1982 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1983 Todd Cooper, British freestyle swimmer, born in Kidderminster, England
  • 1986 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire