On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on March 25

  • 1830 Julius Caesar, English cricket batsman (first English tours to North America 1859-60, Australia & NZ 1864-5; Surrey CCC), born in Godalming. England (d. 1878)
  • 1868 Bill Lockwood, English cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 7/71, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1932)
  • 1899 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • 1909 Dutch (Emil) Leonard, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1.01 ERA 1914)
  • 1918 Howard Cosell, American sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1920 Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), born in Fijnaart, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Laszlo Papp, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1927 Leslie Claudius, Indian field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56), born in Bilaspur, India (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Roger Zatkoff, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1954, 55, 56; First Team All Pro 1954, 55; Green Bay Packers), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde, Filipino boxer (featherweight and super featherweight champion), born in Bogo (d. 1985)
  • 1938 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1943 Pavel Lednev, Russian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1949 Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, 1970-81 (New York Islanders, and three other teams), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1953 Haroon Rashid, Pakistani cricket batsman (23 Tests, 3 x 100s; 12 ODIs; Karachi, Sind, UBIL, UBP), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1954 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • 1955 Lee Mazzilli, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1979, NY Mets; World Series 1986, Pittsburgh Pirates), manager (Baltimore Orioles) and coach (World Series 2000, NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1958 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1958 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • 1959 Vince Guerra, American jockey, born in Tucson
  • 1960 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 Mark Brooks, American golfer (PGA Championship 1996), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1962 Fernando Martín, Spanish basketball center (first Spaniard in NBA 1986, Portland Trail Blazers; FIBA Club World Cup 1981, Real Madrid), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1989)
  • 1964 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1964 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1965 Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1966 David Hohl, American freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1966 Jeff Cross, American football defensive end (Pro Bowl 1990 Miami Dolphins), born in Blythe, California

Tom Glavine

1966 Tom Glavine, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts

  • 1966 Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • 1967 Debi Thomas, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 1968 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1968 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1969 Dan Wilson, MLB catcher, 1992-2005 (Seattle Mariners: Cincinnati Reds), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969 Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970 Magnus Larsson, Swedish tennis star
  • 1970 Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1971 Aashish Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- )
  • 1971 Andre Bolduc, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1971 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971 Perry Klein, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, 1994-96), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1971 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972 Howard Battle, American MBA player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1972 Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1973 Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1973 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1973 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Anthony Barness, English footballer
  • 1974 Mike Adams, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1974 Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1976 Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer

Wladimir Klitschko

1976 Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (2-time world heavyweight champion; Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1996), born in Semey, Kazakhstan

  • 1982 Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1982 Danica Patrick, American auto racer (1st woman to win an IndyCar Series race), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1987 Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
  • 1989 Scott Sinclair, English footballer
  • 2000 Sha'Carri Richardson, American sprinter (6th fastest woman ever 2021), born in Dallas, Texas