What Happened on April 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut
  • Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sally Ride announed will be 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit