On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1912

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

  • British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
1912 Highlights

About July 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer