On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1912

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

OlympicsOlympic 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

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

Famous Deaths

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