1908 Olympics in London / 1500m Sport / Olympic Games. – Opening of the the 4th Olympic Games in London, 13 July 1908: Melvin Winfield Sheppard (USA) beats Harold Alexander Wilson (GBR) to win the 1500 metres final.
- Melvin Sheppard (USA) 4:03.4 (olympic record)
- Harold Wilson (GBR) 4:03.6
- Norman Hallows (GBR) 4:04.0