On This Day

July 1, 1961 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Mickey Wright wins her 3rd Open by 6 strokes, despite a 2nd round 8-over par 80

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestCarl Lewis

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
  • Malcolm Elliott, British road cyclist (Tour of Britain 1988), born in Sheffield, England