On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1932

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAbebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64) and Africa's first world record breaking athlete in any sport, who won the 1960 Olympics marathon barefoot, born in Jato, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1973)

Marathon Runner Abebe Bikila
Marathon Runner
Abebe Bikila
  • Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Maurice Rabb Jr., American ophthalmologist, born in Shelbyville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
1932 Highlights

About August 7, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo