On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1932

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)

Athlete Abebe Bikila
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)