04.08.

1961: Barack Obama Born on Hawaii

1961: Barack Obama Born on Hawaii
Photo Credit To Wikipedia Commons/Obama with his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, mother Ann Dunham and grandfather Stanley Dunham, in Honolulu, Hawaii

Story Highlights

  • Historical event
  • 4 August 1961
  • Barack Obama’s mother was from Kansas and met his father on Hawaii, while attending Russian language lessons (he was studying at Hawaii as a fellow).

Barack Hussein Obama was born on Hawaii on this day in 1961.

His father was also called Barack Hussein Obama, and was a Kenyan Muslim. President Obama’s mother was an American woman named Ann Dunham.

She gave birth to Obama in the Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii.

Obama’s mother was from Kansas and met his father on Hawaii, while attending Russian language lessons (he was studying at Hawaii as a fellow).

They got married and had a son, but soon divorced. She went to study at Seattle, while he studied at Harvard.

It is interesting that the later President Obama spent a long time living in Hawaii with his maternal grandparents. His mother later married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian of Muslim faith, who thus became Obama’s father-in-law.

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