Birthdays in Sport on March 26

  • 1849 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), born in Emu Plains, Australia (d. 1921)
  • 1896 Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur (founder sportswear company Puma), born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1908 Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, German tennis player (Wimbledon 1931, 1936 runner-up), 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, Chilean football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 16 Tests 1952-56), born in Amritsar, British India (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Al Bianchi, American basketball guard, coach and general manager (Philadelphia 76ers, Virginia Squires; GM NY Knicks), born in Queens, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Dick Nolan, American NFL football coach (San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961, 63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), born in Keewatin, Minnesota (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Éder Jofre, Brazilian boxer (WBA, WBC & The Ring Bantamweight, WBC Featherweight titles; International Boxing HOF), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2022)
  • 1936 Pierre Kerkhoffs, Dutch soccer striker (5 caps; SC Enschede, PSV, Lausanne Sport), born in Geleen, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Barbara Pearl Jones, American 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Wayne Embry, American Basketball HOF center (5 x NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 1968 Boston Celtics) and executive (NBA Executive of the Year 1992 Cleveland Cavaliers, 1998 Toronto Raptors), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1940 Braulio Baeza, American jockey, 1st Latin American to win Kentucky Derby (National Horse Racing Hall of Fame), born in Panama City
  • 1941 Barclay Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All-Star 1970, 71, 73, 74 St. Louis Blues) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1977-83), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1941 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1949 Francisco Aguilar, Spanish soccer forward (3 caps; Real Madrid), born in Santander, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Rudi Koertzen, South African cricket umpire (Tests 108 1992-2010; ODIs 209; T20Is 14), born in Knysna, South Africa (d. 2022)
  • 1950 Graham Barlow, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1976-77)
  • 1952 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver, born in Villecresnes, France (d. 1987)
  • 1953 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1956 Tatyana Kochergina, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80 USSR), born in Ovidiopol, Ukraine
  • 1958 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer, born in Oxnard, California
  • 1960 Marcus Allen, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1981, USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984, LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl), born in San Diego, California

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

  • 1962 Kevin Seitzer, MLB baseball infielder, 1986-97, 2X All-Star (Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1963 Rebecca Twigg, American cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Ab Plugboer, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht) and manager, born in Edam, Netherlands
  • 1964 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1964 Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish American NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers), born in Fagersta, Sweden
  • 1966 Wesley Walls, American NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, New Orleans Saints), born in Batesville, Mississipi
  • 1967 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1968 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1968 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist, born in Le Mans, France
  • 1968 Mike Trevathan, American CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • 1968 Shane Reynolds, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Bastrop, Louisiana
  • 1969 Luke Richardson, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1987-2009 (Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and 4 other teams), and coach, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 Vikram Rathour, Indian cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • 1970 Paul Bosvelt, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente), born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1971 Dave DeGraaf, American team handball player (Olympics, 1996), born in Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971 Jesús Taváres, Dominican MLB outfielder, 1993-98 (Florida Marlins, and 2 other teams), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971 Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Steve Anderson, American CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1973 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1974 Irina Spirlea, Romanian tennis star (1996 Amelia Island), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1974 Mike Peca, Canadian NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player and manager, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1977 Kevin Davies, English footballer, born in Sheffield, England
  • 1978 Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player (Panathinaikos), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1979 Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer (Rangers), born in Ferrol, Spain
  • 1979 Pierre Wome, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1981 Baruch Dego, Israeli football player, born in Addis Ababa., Ethiopia
  • 1981 Josh Wilson, American baseball player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1982 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer and manager (Arsenal), born in San Sebastián, Spain
  • 1984 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1985 Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricket captain, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1989 Simon Kjær, Danish footballer (AC Milan), born in Horsens, Denmark
  • 1989 Von Miller, American NFL outside linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Dallas, Texas