On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1896

Historical Events

  • 1st modern Summer Olympic Games close in Athens, Greece; USA wins gold medal count, 11; Greece wins total medal count, 46; IOC has retroactively assigned gold, silver & bronze medals to 3 best placed athletes in each event

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1896 Highlights

About April 15, 1896

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries