Birthdays in Sport on October 25

  • 1889 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)

Person of interestDenny Shute

1904 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1912 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1925 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Headley Keith, South African cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's), born in Dundee, Natal
  • 1929 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • 1931 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
  • 1932 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Magherafelt, Ireland
  • 1933 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • 1933 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • 1936 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • 1938 Robert Webster, diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1939 Zelmo Beaty, Hillister, TX, basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1941 Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
  • 1948 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1948 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

Person of interestDave Cowens

1948 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1949 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950 John Matuszak, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1952 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
  • 1953 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)

Person of interestMike Eruzione

1954 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1955 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1958 Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1958 Kornelia Ender, Halle GDR, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76)
  • 1960 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1964 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1964 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965 Derrick Rostagno, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)
  • 1965 Steve Decker, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965 Warren Ayres, cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88)
  • 1966 Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967 Anthony Johnson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
  • 1968 Corey Miller, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1969 Corey Harris, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1969 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • 1969 Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Oleg Salenko, Russian former footballer
  • 1970 Kelvin Ingram, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
  • 1970 Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • 1971 Jeffrey Prommayon, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1971 Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Stephanie Martin-Cobb, LPGA golfer
  • 1971 Simon Charlton, English footballer
  • 1972 Leland Taylor, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Joe Angel Acosta Jr, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-3rd), born in San Diego, California
  • 1973 Steve White, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974 Frank Middleton, NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Lee Byung-Kyu, Korean baseball player
  • 1975 Ryan Clement, former XFL quarterback
  • 1976 Steve Jones, Irish footballer
  • 1977 Birgit Prinz, German footballer
  • 1978 Riley Mants, 200m breaststroker (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1978 Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1979 Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • 1979 Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • 1980 Ilana Goldfogel, pairs skater (& Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1981 Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1982 Jerome Carter, American football player
  • 1987 Darron Gibson, Irish football player
  • 1987 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast and Olympic medallist