Birthdays in Sport on November 25

  • 1874 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • 1886 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)

Person of interestEddie Shore

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

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1903 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic gold 1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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 cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

1914 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1915 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1931 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • 1933 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

Person of interestJoe Gibbs

1940 Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 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
  • 1952 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Imran Khan Niazi, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1956 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1957 Chico Walker, baseball player
  • 1960 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (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, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1963 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • 1964 Dan Saleaumua, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1964 Nolan Jay Henke, Battle Creek MI, PGA golfer (1990 BC Open)
  • 1964 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1965 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Cris Carter, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 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, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967 Andrea Stinson, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1967 Anthony Nesty, swimmer (won Suriname's 1st gold olympic medal)
  • 1968 John Johnstone, Liverpool NY, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Donald Reynolds, WLAF defensive tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Purvis Hunt, NFL/WLAF guard (Houston Oilers, Scottish Claymores)
  • 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)
  • 1973 Yatil Green, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1976 Donovan McNabb, American football player
  • 1976 Clint Mathis, American soccer player
  • 1977 Guillermo CaƱas, 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 international footballer
  • 1981 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • 1986 Craig Gardner, English footballer