What Happened on April 19, 1982

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

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

Event of Interest

Sally Ride is named the 1st American woman astronaut

  • USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

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

About April 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

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