On This Day

Birthdays in Sport on November 25

  • 1874 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1910)
  • 1886 Percy Holmes, English cricket batsman (7 Tests; Yorkshire CCC), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1971)

Eddie Shore

1902 Eddie Shore, Canadian NHL hall of famer, born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories (d. 1985)

  • 1903 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1907 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricket fast bowler (10 Tests, 37 wickets; Barbados), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)

Joe DiMaggio

1914 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

  • 1915 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1923 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • 1933 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

Joe Gibbs

1940 Joe Gibbs, American Pro Football HOF coach (Super Bowl 1982, 87, 91 Washington Redskins; NFL Coach of the Year 1982, 83) and auto race team owner (5 × NASCAR Cup Series), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

  • 1945 George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • 1951 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1951 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1956 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1957 Terry Stotts, American basketball head coach (Portland Trail Blazers 2012-19; Atlanta Hawks 2002-04; Milwaukee Bucks 2005-07), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1960 Mary Ostergren, biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1961 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 Bernie Kosar, American football quarterback (Super Bowl 1993 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1987, 89 Cleveland Browns), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • 1964 Dan Saleaumua, Samoan-American NFL defensive tackle, 1988-97 (Detroit Lions; Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze, 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1965 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Cris Carter, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (8 × Pro Bowl 1993–2000; First-team All-Pro 1994, 99; NFL receiving TD leader 1995, 97, 99; Minnesota Vikings), born in Troy, Ohio
  • 1965 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1965 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • 1966 Mark Whiten, American MLB baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967 Andrea Stinson, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1967 Anthony Nesty, Suriname swimmer (Suriname's 1st Olympic gold medal 100m butterfly 1988), born in Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1969 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Shane Pahukoa, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1972 Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1973 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1976 Donovan McNabb, American NFL football quarterback, 1999-2011, 6X Pro Bowl (Philadelphia Eagles and 2 other teams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976 Clint Mathis, American soccer forward (46 caps; Los Angeles Galaxy; MetroStars; Hannover 96), born in Conyers, Georgia
  • 1977 Guillermo Cañas, Argentine tennis player
  • 1977 Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
  • 1978 Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • 1981 Xabi Alonso, Spanish soccer midfielder (114 caps; Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich), born in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1981 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player