Barack Obama Facts – 66 Interesting Facts About Barack Obama

10 facts about Barack Obama

He intensely missed his father who he had a chance to see only once, when Obama Sr visited Hawaii for a short time

Obama Sr was involved in a car accident in which he lost both his legs in 1981

He was involved in yet another accident in 1982 when he was travelling in Nairobi and this time it proved fatal. Obama was only 21 then.

He is the third African American senator since reconstruction

During his stint as Illinois state senator, he was instrumental in approving a bill which asked police to videotape interrogation in capital crime cases.

A school in his paternal hometown in Kenya near Lake Victoria has been renamed the Senator Barack Obama Secondary School.

He was very fond of playing scrabble

In June 2005, Obama and his wife Michele bought a house in Chicago South Side for $1.65 million

Obama adored Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, John Coltrane and Pablo Picasso and they were all his heroes

He signed a law to overhaul of the national healthcare system.