July 1, 2021 marks the 60th birthday of one of the greatest Olympians to ever call Houston home. Carl Lewis made a name for himself in track & field from a young age and to this day works to help other athletes achieve elite status.
According to his website, his athletic career spanned from 1979 to 1996. In that time, he represented Team USA at four Olympic games and landed world records in multiple events.
He is now in his eighth season working as an
assistant coach at the University of Houston.
Lewis is now a member of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, the
Texas Track and Field Hall of Fame, and the Houston Sports Hall of Fame.
How much do you know about how this legendary Olympian landed himself in the sports history books?
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE TRACK & FIELD STAR HERE: See which other celebrities share a birthday with Carl Lewis: 1961: Track and field star Carl Lewis. He competed in four Summer Olympics games from 1984 through 1996. He's seen here in 1988. (Bob Martin/Getty Images) Canadian-American comedian and producer Dan Aykroyd joined the world on July 1. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Dan Aykroyd arrives at the Opening Night Of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 12, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic) (2019 FilmMagic) Lord of the Rings actress Liv Tyler was born to model mom Bebe Buell and Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler on July 1. PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 07: Liv Tyler attends the FOX Winter TCA All Star Party at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 07, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images) Actress and singer Chloe Bailey also blows out the candles on July 1. FILE - In this May 28, 2020 photo, Halle Bailey, left, and her sister Chloe Bailey, of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle, pose for a portrait in their backyard in Los Angeles to promote their latest release, "Ungodly Hour." The duo's song "Do It" was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (2020 Invision) Other celebrities born on July 1 include actress Pamela Anderson and music icon Missy Elliott. Princess Diana who died in 1997 was also born on this day.
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