Birthdays in Sport in July 1961

Person of interestCarl Lewis

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jul 1 Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
  • Jul 2 Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 4 Connie Paraskevin-Young, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 6 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Jul 9 Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 12 Bruce Braman, Greene NY, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 13 Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star
  • Jul 13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager

Person of interestForest Whitaker

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

  • Jul 19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
  • 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, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
  • Jul 24 Kerry Dixon, English footballer
  • Jul 26 Yolanda Chen, triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 28 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
  • Jul 30 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jul 31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 31 Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer