Birthdays in Sport on May 25

  • 1845 Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
  • 1852 William Muldoon, US wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia," (d. 1933)
  • 1897 Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant batsman)
  • 1898 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1918 Peder Lunde, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1919 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Pulaski, Tennessee
  • 1924 Istv├ín Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)

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1926 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

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  • 1932 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1933 Ray Spencer, English footballer
  • 1935 Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
  • 1936 Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), *d. 2013)
  • 1938 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1942 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Polish 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
  • 1949 Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
  • 1953 Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
  • 1953 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer
  • 1962 Amy Read, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1962 Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
  • 1964 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
  • 1966 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1966 Dave Hollins, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966 Melissa McNamara, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1967 Danny Gonzales, jockey
  • 1967 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
  • 1967 Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1968 Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
  • 1968 Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1968 Nathalie Schneyder, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Danni Roche, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchronized swimmer (Olympic alt-96)
  • 1970 Joey Eischen, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in West Covina, California
  • 1970 Robert Croft, cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
  • 1970 Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
  • 1971 Alan Kline, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions)
  • 1971 Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972 Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)
  • 1973 Josee Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Maria Jose Gaidano, tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1973 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
  • 1974 Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1975 Adam Saathoff, running target (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1976 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1978 Brian Urlacher, American football player
  • 1979 Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer
  • 1979 Jonny Wilkinson, English international and Newcastle Falcons rugby player
  • 1979 Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 David Navarro, Spanish footballer
  • 1982 Adam Boyd, English footballer
  • 1982 Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
  • 1982 Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
  • 1984 Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Shawne Merriman, American football player
  • 1986 Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
  • 1987 Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 Yves De Winter, Belgian goalkeeper
  • 1994 Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist, Fierce Five, Final Five), born in Needham, Massachusetts