On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 2016

Historical Events

  • Anita W┼éodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
  • Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives at the line to win the women's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats American 6-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix by 0.07
  • Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil sets an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men's pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016 Highlights

About August 15, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo