Birthdays in Sport in July 1979

  • Jul 2 Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver

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Jul 2 Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • Jul 3 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 3 David Bacani, American baseball player
  • Jul 5 Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • Jul 5 Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
  • Jul 7 Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
  • Jul 7 Carl Breeze, British racing driver
  • Jul 10 Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer
  • Jul 11 Éric Abidal, French footballer
  • Jul 12 Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
  • Jul 13 Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer
  • Jul 14 Bernie Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 15 Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer

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Jul 16 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • Jul 16 Chris Mihm, American basketball player
  • Jul 18 Deion Branch, American football player
  • Jul 19 Luke Young, English footballer
  • Jul 19 Rick Ankiel, Baseball pitcher/ outfielder
  • Jul 19 Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Jul 20 Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
  • Jul 20 David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
  • Jul 21 David Carr, American football player
  • Jul 21 Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Lucas Luhr, German racing driver
  • Jul 22 Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player
  • Jul 23 Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 23 Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Jul 24 Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 24 Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
  • Jul 24 José Valverde, American baseball player
  • Jul 26 Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jul 26 Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
  • Jul 27 Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
  • Jul 27 Shannon Moore, American wrestler
  • Jul 28 Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
  • Jul 29 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • Jul 29 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • Jul 30 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • Jul 30 Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
  • Jul 31 Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
  • Jul 31 Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer and coach, born in Las Cabezas de San Juan, Spain
  • Jul 31 J. J. Furmaniak, American baseball player