On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in July 1961

Person of interestCarl Lewis

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jul 1 Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jul 2 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 4 Connie Paraskevin-Young, American sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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 13 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • Jul 19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • Jul 21 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Jul 21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 22 Calvin Fish, English racing driver
  • Jul 23 Antoine Carr, American NBA forward and center (Utah Jazz), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 24 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • Jul 26 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer (Panathinaikos F.C), born in Athens, Greece
  • 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 30 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Jul 31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)

About July 1961

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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