On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1896

Historical Events

  • American athlete Robert Garrett wins the throwing double at the Athens Olympics by taking out the shot putt (11.22m); wins the discus the previous day

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Australian Teddy Flack, wins Gold in the first Olympic 1500 meters final at Olympics in Athens. Goes on to win 800 meters two days later.

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)
1896 Highlights

About April 7, 1896

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries