On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in July 1956

  • Jul 1 Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Jul 2 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 3 Eddie Edwards, South African tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jul 5 James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
  • Jul 6 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • Jul 12 Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 13 Bill Caudill, American MLB reliever (All Star 1984), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 13 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jul 15 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)

Person of interestBryan Trottier

Jul 17 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jul 18 Razor Shines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Jul 20 Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)

Person of interestMima Jausovec

Jul 20 Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavian tennis player (French Open-1977), born in Maribor, Yugoslavia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jul 26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • Jul 31 Bill Callahan, American college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois

About July 1956

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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