On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1904

Historical Events

  • 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Fields, American lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love), born in Allenhurst, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAnton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

1904 Highlights

About July 15, 1904

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer