On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on March 25

  • 1830 Julius Caesar, English cricketer (prominent batsman for Surrey), born in Godalming. England (d. 1878)
  • 1868 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • 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)
  • 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, cricketer (Pakistani & WSC batsman late 70's)
  • 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, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 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, Biloxi MS, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 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
  • 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