Birthdays in Sport on June 26

  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, American Union Army General-Major, and inventor (San Francisco cable cars), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1874 Albert Relf, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 1 x 50, 25 wickets, BB 5/85; Sussex CCC, Auckland CA), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)

George Hainsworth

1895 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

  • 1903 Babe Herman, American baseball right fielder (.324 career average; hit for cycle record x 3; Brooklyn Robins), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Debs Garms, American baseball utility (World Series 1944 St. Louis Cardinals; NL batting champion 1940 Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)

  • 1932 Harry Bromfield, South African cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 17 wickets; Western Province), born in Mossel Bay, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Bengt Åberg, Swedish motocross racer (World 500cc Motocross Champion 1969, 70; Motocross des Nations gold 1970, 71, 74), born in Gävleborg County, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • 1945 David Heyn, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (18 x unofficial tests; 2 ODIs; Nondescripts CC), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1951 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, HS 101; NSWCA), born in Waratah, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1952 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer defender (30 caps; St. Mirren FC, Leeds United, Manchester United) and manager (Airdrieonians FC), born in Kilbirnie, Scotland
  • 1961 Greg LeMond, American road cyclist (Tour de France 1986, 89, 90; World C'ship gold road race 1983, 89), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1964 Pamela Wright, Scottish golfer (US Open 9-hole record with 30 1994), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1966 József Duró, Hungarian soccer midfielder (21 caps; Debreceni VSC, Vasas SC, Budapest Honvéd FC), born in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • 1966 Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NHL All-Star 1990, 92; Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968 Shannon Sharpe, American Pro Football HOF tight end (3 x Super Bowl winner Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 8 x Pro Bowl) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, CBS Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium
  • 1969 Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969 Troy Auzenne, American NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in El Monte, California
  • 1970 Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1971 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1972 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • 1972 Jerris McPhail, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • 1973 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks), born in Highland Park, Michigan

Derek Jeter

1974 Derek Jeter, American Baseball HOF shortstop (14 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; World Series MVP 2000; NY Yankees), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

  • 1974 Dieter Kalt, Austrian ice hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1974 Jason Kendall, American baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975 Terry Skiverton, English football player (Yeovil Town), born in Mile End, England
  • 1976 Chad Pennington, American football player (New York Jets), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1976 Ed Jovanoski, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1976 Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996), born in Plumtree, Matabeleland
  • 1979 Ryō Fukuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1979 Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player (Olympic 2004 gold), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • 1980 Chris Shelton, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1980 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1984 Deron Williams, American basketball player, born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1984 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1984 J. J. Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • 1984 Raymond Felton, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Marion, South Carolina
  • 1987 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1987 Samir Nasri, French footballer (Antalyaspor), born in Septèmes-les-Vallons, France