On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sally Ride is named the 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

Famous Birthdays

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