What Happened on April 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

Famous Birthdays

  • Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
  • Cooper Wallace, National Football League tight end
  • Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet
  • Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon

Famous Deaths

  • Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies