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

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Hutcherson, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player ("Little B's Poem"; SFJAZZ Collective), dies of emphysema at 75
2016 Highlights

About August 15, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo