Birthdays in Sport on June 26

  • 1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1874 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1895 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1903 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player, born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1932 Henry Bromfield, South African cricketer (South African off-spinner in 9 Tests 1961-65), born in Mossel Bay, Cape Province
  • 1945 David Heyn, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup), born in Colombo
  • 1951 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1952 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1960 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Georgetown, South Carolina
  • 1961 Greg LeMond, American professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1962 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1963 Wendy Lucero-Schayes, American diver (Olympic-92), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1964 Alison Wyeth, Isle 1.5k/5k runner, born in West Middlesex, England
  • 1964 Pamela Wright, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd), born in Scotland

  • 1966 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1969 Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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
  • 1969 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium
  • 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

Person of interestDerek Jeter

1974 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 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 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
  • 1976 Chad Pennington, American football player (New York Jets), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 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 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1980 Chris Shelton, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1984 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1984 Raymond Felton, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Marion, South Carolina
  • 1984 Deron Williams, American basketball player, born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1984 J. J. Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • 1987 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1987 Samir Nasri, French footballer (Antalyaspor), born in Septèmes-les-Vallons, France