Birthdays in Sport in July 1947

  • Jul 1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 2 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 4 Morganna Roberts, (Baseball's kissing bandit), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 6 Lance Clemons, baseball player

Person of interestO.J. Simpson

Jul 9 O.J. Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL Running Back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 12 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • Jul 14 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 19 Hans-J├╝rgen Kreische, East German footballer
  • Jul 20 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
  • Jul 21 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
  • Jul 23 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • Jul 24 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • Jul 24 Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
  • Jul 28 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jul 28 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jul 28 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 29 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 29 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)