Birthdays in Sport on November 26

  • 1878 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1932)
  • 1892 Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1905 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
  • 1911 Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy
  • 1913 Foy Draper, American relay runner (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1916 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • 1924 Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
  • 1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1934 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • 1943 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1947 Larry Gura, baseball player
  • 1947 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1948 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • 1952 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • 1953 Louise Parks, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Harry Carson, American football player
  • 1955 Bob Walk, baseball player
  • 1955 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • 1956 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1959 Mike Moore, baseball player, born in Eakly, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Harold Reynolds, baseball player
  • 1961 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, Monroe LA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1962 John Samuel Inman, PGA golfer (1993 Buick South Open), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1962 Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1963 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1964 Al Smith, American former NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)
  • 1964 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Jay Berger, Fort Dix NJ, tennis star
  • 1966 Sue Wicks, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1967 Karol Rusznyak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1967 Ridley Jacobs, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian ODI 1996)
  • 1968 Steve Lofton, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Sam Militello, baseball player
  • 1969 Shawn Kemp, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1970 Greg Graham, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1970 John Amaechi, NBA center/forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970 Mark Dixon, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1971 Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
  • 1973 John Zimmerman, pairs skater (& Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1974 David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Richard Ikeda, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 1976 Brian Schneider, American baseball player
  • 1977 Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1977 Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1981 Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer
  • 1981 Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player
  • 1984 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1986 Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter