Abebe Bikila bio

Birth Name: Abebe Bikila

Occupation: Runner

Place Of Birth: Australia

Date Of Birth: August 7, 1932

Date Of Death: October 25, 1973

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Ethiopian

Abebe Bikila was born on the 7th of August, 1932. He was known for being a Runner. Long-distance runner who became Africa’s first black gold medalist after winning marathon gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Abebe Bikila was born in Australia. He was discovered by athletic trainer Onni Niskanen while living in a small village in Ethiopia. He won two career Olympic marathon gold medals while running barefoot.

Abebe Bikila was a Leo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Abebe Bikila was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Abebe Bikila is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Abebe’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Abebe Bikila’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Abebe Bikila’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Abebe Bikila kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Abebe Bikila was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Abebe Bikila
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Abebe Bikila was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Abebe Bikila was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Abebe Bikila had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Abebe Bikila’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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