Birthdays in Sport on March 26

  • 1849 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (d. 1921)
  • 1908 Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, tennis star (French 1935), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1908 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (runner-up Wimbledon 1931, 1936), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Bill Edrich, English cricketer (Middlesex & England batsman, Compton's mate)
  • 1919 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, jockey (National Horse Racing Hall of Famer)
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • 1941 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1955 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1957 Walter Rohlfing, Dusseldorf, WLAF defensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • 1959 David Delong, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 BC Open), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1960 Michael Evans, US water polo player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Fontana, California

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1962 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
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  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962 Maarten de Young, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1963 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1964 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • 1964 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver
  • 1966 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1968 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1968 Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
  • 1968 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1968 Mike Trevathan, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1968 Shane Reynolds, Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • 1969 Luke Richardson, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-)
  • 1970 Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • 1971 Dave DeGraaf, Lansing Mich, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Jesus Tavarez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1971 Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis star, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1971 Tommy Fagan, CFL/NFL defensive end (Atl Falcons, Winn Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972 Steve Anderson, CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1973 Marshall Faulk, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Matt Burke, Australian rugby player
  • 1974 Alfred Shipman, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • 1974 Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
  • 1974 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player
  • 1977 Kevin Davies, English footballer
  • 1978 Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player (Panathinaikos), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1979 Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1979 Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Baruch Dego, Israeli football player
  • 1981 Josh Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1982 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1985 Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain
  • 1989 Von Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas