On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1982

Historical Events

  • 86th Boston Marathon: American Alberto Salazar claims men's title in 2:08:51; Charlotte Teske of West Germany wins women's section in 2:29:33
  • Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut
  • Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

Historic Event

Sally Ride is named the 1st American woman astronaut

  • USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Wong, American stand-up comedian, actress and writer (Always Be My Maybe), born in San Francisco, California
1982 Highlights

About April 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries