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 (1912 Olympics), dies of electrolyte imbalance after smearing his body with suet during Olympic marathon in Stockholm at 24

About July 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 111 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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