On This Day

July 15, 1912 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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