This day in Jewish history / Harold Abrahams wins Olympic gold
Abrahams and his teammates served as the basis for the 1981 British film 'Chariots of Fire.'
On July 7, 1924, British runner Harold Abrahams won the gold medal in the final of the 100-meter sprint event, at the Paris Olympic Games. The story of Abrahams and his teammates served as the basis for the 1981 British film “Chariots of Fire,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. (In the film, Abrahams was played by actor Ben Cross.)