Famous People Born in July 1961

Carl LewisCarl Lewis (61 years old)

Jul 1 American sprinter and long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Diana SpencerDiana Spencer (1961-1997)

Jul 1 English Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England

  • Jul 1 Kalpana Chawla, American astronaut (STS 87) and the first woman of Indian descent to go to space, born in Karnal, East Punjab, India (d. 2003)
  • Jul 1 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jul 2 Alba Parietti, Italian TV presenter and actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima), born in Torino Italy
  • Jul 2 James McNichol, American actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 3 Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jul 3 Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • Jul 3 Vince Clarke [Martin], British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (Depeche Mode; Erasure), born in South Woodford, Essex, England
  • Jul 4 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 4 MM Keeravani, Indian composer, producer and singer (Naatu Naatu), born in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Jul 4 Richard Allen Garriott, English-American computer game designer (Origin), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jul 5 Isabelle Poulenard, French contemporary soprano, born in Paris
  • Jul 5 Zlatko Saračević, Croatian handball player (145 caps Yugoslavia, 75 Croatia; Olympic gold 1996 Croatia), born in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina (d. 2021)
  • Jul 6 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • Jul 6 Kimberly Foster, American actress (It Takes Two), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Jul 7 Michael Kieran Harvey, Australian classical and contemporary music pianist and composer (GRETA - Concerto in No Need of an Orchestra), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jul 8 Andy Fletcher, Britich synthesizer and bass player (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Nottingham, England (d. 2022)
  • Jul 8 Graham Jones, British rock guitarist (Haircut 100 - "Love Plus One")

Toby KeithToby Keith (61 years old)

Jul 8 American country singer ("Should've Been A Cowboy"; "She Never Cried In Front Of Me"), and actor (Broken Bridges), born in Clinton, Oklahoma

  • Jul 9 Ronnie Bowman, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bassist (Lonesome River Band, 1990-2001; Band of Ruhks), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Jul 10 Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and actor (Bullet in the Head), born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 13 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 13 Lawrence Donegan, Scottish rock bassist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions) and author, born in Stirling, Scotland
  • Jul 13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • Jul 13 Tim Watson, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 14 Jackie Earle Haley, American actor (Breaking Away), born in Northridge, California

Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker (61 years old)

Jul 15 actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • Jul 15 Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • Jul 15 Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
  • Jul 15 Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
  • Jul 17 Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 18 Elizabeth McGovern, American actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jul 19 Benoît Mariage, Belgian film director, born in Virton, Belgium
  • Jul 19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 19 Hideo Nakata, Japanese film director, born in Okayama, Japan
  • Jul 19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • Jul 21 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab", born in Dugri, Punjab, India (d. 1988)
  • Jul 21 Don Wilson, American CFL football linebacker, 1987-98 (Edmonton Eskimos; Toronto Argonauts, British Columbia Lions), born in Washington, DC
  • Jul 21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 21 Jim Martin, rock guitarist (Faith No More - "Real Thing"), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 22 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • Jul 22 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • Jul 23 André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 23 Martin Gore, English rocker (Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough"), born in Dagenham, Essex, England

Woody HarrelsonWoody Harrelson (61 years old)

Jul 23 American actor (Woody Boyd in Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

  • Jul 24 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • Jul 24 Paul Geary, American heavy metal drummer (Extreme), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 25 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Jul 25 Illeana Douglas [Hessellberg], American actress (Picture Perfect; To Die For; Six Feet Under), born in Quincy, Massachusetts [some sources give birth year as 1965, some New Haven as birth place]
  • Jul 25 Katherine Kelly Lang, American actress (Bold & Beautiful - "Brooke"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 26 Andy Connell, British musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • Jul 26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jul 26 Gary Cherone, American rock vocalist (Extreme - "More Than Words"; Van Halen), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 26 Keiko Matsui (née Doi), Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 26 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 27 Daniel C. Burbank, American astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Jul 27 Ed Orgeron, American College football coach (NCAA National C'ship 2019, Louisiana State University), born in Larose, Louisiana
  • Jul 28 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter, born in Grodno, Soviet Union
  • Jul 28 David Huff, American drummer (Giant)
  • Jul 28 Scott E Parazynski, American astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne (61 years old)

Jul 30 American actor (The Matrix, CSI, Apocalypse Now), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • Jul 30 Reggie Roby, American football punter (3 × Pro Bowl; All-Pro 1984, 94; NFL 1980s All-Decade Team; Miami Dolphins), born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)

About July 1961

How Old? 61 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)